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Kanye West Scheduled to Appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live This Week

Kanye West at Milk Studios on June 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. adidas and Kanye West announce the future of their partnership: adidas + KANYE WEST

Kanye West is scheduled to be a special guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday. Kimmel tweeted last night about the appearance, writing “On Thursday night, HURRICANE KANYE strikes @JimmyKimmelLive” and tagging Kanye, who retweeted the post. Any Kanye West late-night guest spot is bound to generate some memorable, awkward, and potentially controversial moments, but this one is particularly interesting because of West’s history with Kimmel.

In 2013, Kanye instigated a fairly fiery Twitter feud with Kimmel, after the late night host spoofed an interview between the rapper and then-BBC Radio 1 host  Zane Lowe on his show. In response, West notably called Kimmel a “MANIPULATIVE MEDIA MUTHERFUCKER” and volunteered that “SARAH SILVERMAN IS A THOUSAND TIMES FUNNIER THAN YOU AND THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS IT!!!” West reportedly called the show demanding an apology, prior to Kimmel hosting the rapper on the show for a serious and in-depth interview.

Kimmel looked back on the interview and feud in a positive light in a GQ profile from earlier this year, saying: “I live for moments like that. When I got in a Twitter battle with Kanye, I was so happy….I’m absolutely beaming. I feel very confident in a situation like that.”