Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel Settle Their Differences: Watch

Kanye West has buried the hatchet and sat-down for a “clear-the-air” chat with Jimmy Kimmel on national television.

The outspoken hip hop star had launched a Twitter tirade after Kimmel spoofed an hour-long interview Kanye gave to the BBC. The parody featured a child actor re-enacting West's interview word-for-word, and drinking a milkshake.

That battle, apparently, is now over. Kimmel spends the first few minutes of the televised interview back-peddling. Though he does tell Kanye “a lot of people think you’re a jerk.”

The broadcaster is in conciliatory mode for the hyped “Jimmy Kimmel Live” episode, opening the conversation with a light apology and politely asking the rapper what he’s wearing (Ralph). 

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He goes on to say he’d only seen snippets of the interview, which was later mocked in the parody sketch. The pair also confirm the whole blow-up wasn’t a publicity stunt.

West briefly heats up as he explains the frustration at being a celebrity, and how the two egos at play here contributed to the bust-up. “We kinda took it back to high-school for a little bit,” the rapper says.

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Though his tone is largely apologetic, Kimmel does manage this line: “Some of these things are hurtful and the truth is important but on the other hand I will also say that a lot of times…I think you bring it on yourself this misunderstanding about you. I personally found it kind of odd to be in the position I was in because as you said…often…a lot of people think you’re a jerk. And I’ve often in my own personal conversations, said 'no I know this guy, is not a jerk. I’m telling you he’s not a jerk'.”

Kanye later spins into a weaving rant on own his talents. “I’m totally weird, and I’m totally honest and I’m totally inappropriate sometimes. For me to say I’m not a genius, I’d be lying to you and myself,” he tells the cheering studio audience.