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Kanye West to appear on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ five years after Twitter feud

Kanye West to appear on Jimmy Kimmel’s ABC show five years engaging hard words in a Twitter-fight with the TV host.

(Reuters)

People are going to want to tune in to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday.

Almost five years after Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel’s infamous Twitter feud, where they engaged in a heated back and forth, the two celebrities will once again come face-to-face. The 50-year-old late-night host announced on Twitter on Tuesday that “All of the Lights” rapper is set to make an appearance on the August 9th episode.

“On Thursday night, HURRICANE KANYE strikes @JimmyKimmelLive! @KanyeWest,” Kimmel tweeted to his more than 11 million followers. No further details were shared. The tweet, however, was retweeted by the West itself.

On Thursday night, HURRICANE KANYE strikes @JimmyKimmelLive! @KanyeWest

— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 8, 2018

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The online war between the two began in 2013, Kimmel did a parody sketch on his show, making fun of the rapper of the BBC interview in which he claimed that he was the “biggest” rock star. The highlight of his “favorite” moments from West-interview, which he described as “strange,” Kimmel quipped, “Does Kanye West know he’s not supposed to be his own hype man?”

West didn’t appreciate the parody and it exploded on Twitter, calling Kimmel. “JIMMY KIMMEL IS OUT of LINE to TRY AND SPOOF IN ANY WAY THE FIRST PIECE OF HONEST MEDIA IN YEARS,” West wrote in a since deleted tweet, followed by NSFW comments — one of which was a hilarious read by West wife Kim Kardashian in a special “Mean Tweets” segment last year.

Kimmel replied, tweeting, “apparently @KanyeWest is very VERY ANGRY at me….”

The quarrel was eventually resolved when West made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in October 2017. Meanwhile, in an interview with GQ released in February, Kimmel revealed that his Twitter exchange with Chicago native him “so happy.”

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“I live for the moments. When I was in a Twitter battle with Kanye, I was so happy,” Kimmel told the magazine. “My wife makes fun of me. They don’t like it if You are so happy now.’ I am absolutely radiant. I feel very much trust in a situation like that.”

To the west of the forthcoming appearance was announced just over a week after Kim appeared on the late night comedian show, where she spoke about her husband, with success, Alice Marie Johnson, forgiveness, and more.

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