Quentin Tarantino says “there’s no truth” to Kanye West’s declare that the rapper got here up with the thought for Tarantino’s 2012 film, “Django Unchained,” and the director stole it.
The filmmaker, who received an Oscar for writing the freed-slave drama starring Jamie Foxx, has refuted the embattled rap artist’s remarks, which West made throughout a latest interview with pundit Piers Morgan.
West, who legally modified his title to Ye final 12 months, contended that he got here up with the thought for “Django” for his 2005 music “Gold Digger.”
“There’s not truth to the idea that Kanye West came up with the idea of ‘Django’ and then he told it to me and I go, ‘Hey, wow, that’s a really great idea, let me take Kanye’s idea and make “Django Unchained” out of it.’ OK. That didn’t occur,” Tarantino stated Thursday when showing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” (Skip to the 17:30-minute mark of their interview.)
“I’d had the idea for ‘Django’ for a while before I ever met Kanye,” he added.
The filmmaker and creator, 59 — whose new ebook, “Cinema Speculation,” drags movie criticism (together with critics on the Los Angeles Instances) — stated that Ye wished to enlist administrators to work with totally different tracks from his 2004 album, “The College Dropout,” and “release it as this giant movie.
“So we used it as an excuse to meet each other. So we meet each other, and we had a really good time. And he did have an idea for a video — and I do think it was for the ‘Gold Digger’ video — that he would be a slave,” Tarantino recalled.
“And the whole thing was the slave narrative, where he’s the slave, and he’s singing ‘Gold Digger.’ And it was very funny. It was a really, really funny idea … it was meant to be ironic. It’s like a huge musical,” he added. “I mean, like, no expenses spared, all right? With him in this, like, slave rag outfit doing everything. Then that was also part of the pushback on it. But I wish he had done it. It sounded really cool. Anyway, that’s what he’s referring to.”
The “Gold Digger” music video ended up that includes Foxx and West dancing with pin-up fashions as a substitute.
The music and trend mogul has acquired widespread condemnation and precipitously fallen from grace in latest weeks after making antisemitic remarks and false claims concerning the dying of George Floyd, whose household is suing the rapper for harassment, misappropriation and defamation.
Ye, who made a failed White Home run in 2020, has been making outlandish and hurtful claims for years, together with infamously saying in 2018 that slavery was “a choice.”
However his latest provocations — equivalent to sporting a “White Lives Matter” shirt alongside right-wing commentator Candace Owens and having a number of Black fashions in his Yeezy trend present do the identical — have led to skilled fallout and temporary suspensions from Instagram and Twitter.
(His Twitter account was lately restored, with many speculating the reactivation needed to do with Elon Musk’s takeover of the platform.)
Up to now week, the Grammy Award winner was dropped by expertise company CAA and reportedly by his file label. International manufacturers together with Adidas, JP Morgan Chase, Balenciaga, the Hole, Foot Locker and Peloton have ended their partnerships with him too. The rapper was escorted out of Skechers’ Manhattan Seashore headquarters earlier this week after arriving unannounced, and his Donda Academy seems to be shuttering.
He returned to Instagram on Wednesday and claimed he “lost 2 billion dollars in one day.”
On Thursday, CNN reported that West lengthy admired Adolf Hitler and made remarks concerning the Nazi dictator, remarks that had been minimize from his notorious TMZ interview by which he stated slavery was “a choice.”