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Kanye West Renews Jimmy Kimmel Attack, Cites Critic Who Says Host Is “EVIL Guy Trying To Keep People in a Box”

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By Michael Lewittes

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Kanye West renewed his attack on Jimmy Kimmel on Friday, saying the effect of the comedian’s parody of him is to “keep people in a box and not want more out of themselves.”

The rapper, who blasted Kimmel on Twitter after the late-night host spoofed his BBC Radio 1 interview, took to the social media platform again to explain why he finds Kimmel parody so offensive.

West first tweeted a link to a Slate article calling Kimmel’s sketch “ignorant and stupid, and then cited the words of Jibril Durimel, a fashion and brand consultant, in a series of tweets further outlining his problem with the segment.

The star quotes Durimel as saying, “Finally someone speaks some inspirational and real words that haven’t been exposed in a while and [Jimmy Kimmel] comes out with this.”

He continues, “It’s simple, mediocre dreamers think this is humorous but all Kanye is pretty much saying in the interview is to dream to be the best… But then he’s made out to be ridiculous for wanting to be at an even higher level of self confidence.”

West further quotes Durimel as saying, “If more people actually listened [to West's interview]… they’d grow wiser.

He continues, “Jimmy K. is the EVIL guy trying to keep people in a box and not want more out of themselves. He does this by making fun of real dreamers.

West then retweeted music industry power broker Irving Azoff, who wrote, “@JimmyKimmel your low blow comment was uncalled for and shows that you still don’t understand the big time.”

What do you think of West’s latest response to Kimmel?

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