Kanye West to appear on Jimmy Kimmel's chat show following 'rap feud'

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Kanye West is scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night chat show, less than two weeks since the pair were embroiled in a "rap feud."

Kanye and Jimmy will face off when Kanye appears as a guest on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night (9 October).

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The pair were embroiled in a feud last month (27 September) after Jimmy poked fun at Kanye's interview with Radio 1's Zane Lowe, which Kanye described as the "first piece of honest media" he's done in "years."

Jimmy turned the chat between Kanye and Zane into a comedy skit, which was later aired on his TV show, whereby two kids re-enacted the interview segment.

Rap star Kanye was not amused by the spoof and lashed out on Twitter in a series of tweets criticising Jimmy and the sketch. In one tweet, he wrote (entirely in upper case): "SHOULD I DO A SPOOF ABOUT YOUR FACE OR YOU F***ING BEN AFFLECK…#NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK #ALLDISRESPECTTOJIMMYKIMMEL!!!!"

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Kanye's angry backlash only gave Jimmy more ammunition, as he jokingly discussed the the fall-out on his chat show.

On 26 September, Jimmy revealed that Kanye had urged him to "apologise publicly". He joked: "Did anyone else get a very angry phone call from Kanye West about an hour and a half ago? Just me? OK. I didn't know if he was mad at all of us."

Refusing to apologise, Jimmy continued to read out Kanye's tweets to the studio audience before joking: "Finally, I'm in a rap feud. I always wanted to be in a rap feud."

Taking to Twitter last night (8 October), Jimmy assured fans that his fall-out with Kanye was not a prank. He said: "TOMORROW NIGHT, MY GUEST WILL BE @kanyewest (for real, yes and was it all a setup, no)."