Kanye West claims that he was the one who originally presented the idea for Django Unchained to director Quentin Tarantino as a music video for one of his songs.
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This week, the rapper made an appearance on Piers Morgan Uncensored. Morgan had earlier in the week hinted that the conversation would be “exceptional” and “fiery.”
The two talked about a wide range of topics, including West’s past divisive remarks regarding the Jewish community and his former relationship with reality star Kim Kardashian.
But when West brought up a picture by Quentin Tarantino, who he believes stole the idea from him, the debate suddenly took a surprising turn.
The idea for the 2012 western film Django Unchained, which follows a former slave (Jamie Foxx) as he teams up with a bounty hunter to rescue his wife, actually arose from West’s concept for the 2005 music video for the smash song “Gold Digger,” which also has Foxx as a featured singer.
“Tarantino can make a movie about slavery where—actually, he and Jamie [Foxx] got the idea from me, since the idea for Django I proposed to them as the video for ‘Gold Digger,'” West said to Morgan.
Then Tarantino made it into a movie.”
Although neither Tarantino nor Foxx have publicly refuted Ye’s claims, LADbible has contacted their publicists for additional information.
West addressed his anti-Semitic remarks from earlier in the conversation about “doing death con 3 on Jewish people,” which led to his Twitter ban.
In addition, he was banned from Instagram for saying: “Ima use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me.”
While West first defended his statements by saying he was “proud to have crossed the line” and felt “glad” to be removed from the social media platforms, he now acknowledges they were racist.
West first responded, “No, absolutely not. Absolutely not. Absolutely not,” when Morgan questioned whether he regretted what he had said.
But when the host pressed him, saying that his anti-Semitic remarks were “as racist as whatever you say you’ve lived through,” West said that he did believe his remarks to be racist.
“Yes, I fought fire with fire, I’m not here to get hosed down, it’s a different type of freedom warrior,” he said. “Yeah definitely, that’s why I said it.
Later on in the conversation, West expressed regret for the “pain and uncertainty” his remarks had brought about.
You can be sure I’ll apologize for the harm and misunderstanding my usage of the term “defcon” generated in the people, he said.
“I feel that I injured and confused people, and I’m sorry for the families of those people who had nothing to do with the pain that I had experienced. I utilized my platform where you can damage people,” the speaker said.