Kanye West claims Quentin Tarantino stole his idea for Django Unchained
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Kanye West has claimed Quentin Tarantino stole the idea for Django Unchained from him, saying he originally pitched the idea to the filmmaker as a video for one of his songs.
The rapper appeared on Piers Morgan Uncensored this week, in an interview teased earlier in the week by Morgan as ‘extraordinary’ and ‘fiery’.
The pair discussed everything from West’s previous controversial comments about the Jewish community through to his former relationship with reality star Kim Kardashian.
But at one point, conversation took an unexpected turn when West brought up a film from Quentin Tarantino – who he claims stole the idea from him.
According to West, the premise of 2012 western flick Django Unchained – which follows a former slave (Jamie Foxx) as he joins forces with a bounty hunter to rescue his wife – was actually an idea he’d put forward for the video of hit song ‘Gold Digger’, which came out in 2005 and also includes Foxx as a featured singer.
West told Morgan: “Tarantino can write a movie about slavery where – actually him and Jamie [Foxx], they got the idea from me because the idea for Django I pitched to Jamie Foxx and Quentin Tarantino as the video for ‘Gold Digger’.
“And then Tarantino turned it into a film."
Neither Tarantino nor Foxx have publicly responded to Ye’s claims, but LADbible has reached out to reps for Tarantino and Foxx for comment.
Elsewhere in the interview, West addressed his anti-Semitic comments about ‘going death con 3 on Jewish people’, which got him banned from Twitter.
He was also kicked off 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 originally doubled down on his remarks, saying he felt ‘glad’ to be banned from the social media sites and was ‘happy to have crossed the line’, he now admits his comments were racist.
When Morgan asked if he regretted what he said, West initially said: "No, absolutely not. Absolutely not. Absolutely not."
But when he was challenged by the presenter, who said his anti-Semitic comments were 'as racist as anything you say you've been through', West then said he did think that his comments were racist.
He said: "Yeah obviously, that's why I said it. Yes, I fought fire with fire, I'm not here to get hosed down, it's a different type of freedom fighter.”
Later in the chat, West then offered up an apology for the 'hurt and confusion' he caused with his comments.
He said: "You know I will say I'm sorry for the people that I hurt with the 'defcon', the confusion that I caused.
"I feel like I caused hurt and confusion and I'm sorry for the families of the people that had nothing to do with the trauma that I had been through, and I used my platform where you say hurt people."
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