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Tuesday
Oct082013

Kanye Scheduled to Appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Wednesday

Def Jam RecordsYou'll want to tune in to ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night, because Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel will come face to face in the wake of their Twitter feud.

Two weeks ago, Kanye tweeted a string of insults directed at Kimmel, all because the late-night host mocked an interview the rapper did with the U.K.'s BBC Radio 1.  In a sketch that aired on Kimmel's program, child actors were used to play the parts of Kanye and the BBC interviewer.

Kanye wrote in all caps, "JIMMY KIMMEL, I DON'T TAKE IT AS A JOKE... YOU DON'T HAVE S*** B*** HOPPING OVER FENCES TRYING TO TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR DAUGHTER," and, "SHOULD I DO A SPOOF ABOUT YOUR FACE OR YOU F***ING BEN AFFLECK…#NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK #ALLDISRESPECTTOJIMMYKIMMEL!!!!" among other things. He later deleted his tweets.

Kimmel responded with a few joking tweets. Hours later, he shared his side of the story on his show, telling his audience he thought the sketch "was pretty innocuous."

On his show Tuesday night, Kimmel said, “Kanye and I had a disagreement a couple of weeks ago, and it got a little bit out of hand on Twitter. Tomorrow night, we're going to sit down and discuss it like normal people do — on television."

He added, "It’ll just be us and Dr. Phil. And neither of us is leaving until this government shutdown is solved. So if you’ve always wanted to see a talk show host get strangled by a pair of leather jogging pants, tomorrow night is the night.”

Elton John made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday night and jokingly advised the host to "wear a suit of armor" for the interview with Kanye. He then said, "No, I played on his record. I love him. He's a genius." Elton was featured on Kanye's single "All of the Lights" a few years ago.

To make room for Kanye, Jimmy Kimmel Live! has scrapped the appearances of its previously announced guests for Wednesday's show: The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete stars Ethan Dizon and Skylan Brooks, and the British rock band Arctic Monkeys.  

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs at 11:35 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.

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