'Quentin Tarantino Dismisses Kanye West’s ‘Django Unchained’ Idea Claim

Kanye West’s ‘Django Unchained’ Idea Claim

Quentin Tarantino

has dismissed Kanye West’s claim that he and Jamie Foxx “got the idea” for

West —

who legally changed his name to Ye in 2021 — said he pitched a similar idea when initially

Ye released

the official music video in 2009, which centers on a montage of Foxx and Ye dancing

Tarantino appeared

on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday and the host asked him: “Kanye West said that

’ He said

that when he was making the ‘Gold Digger’ video with Jamie Foxx, he pitched it

Tarantino replied:

“There’s not truth to the idea that Kanye West came up with the idea

Let me

take Kanye’s idea and make ‘Django Unchained’ out of it

“I’d had

the idea for ‘Django’ for a while before I ever met Kanye

“We used

it as an excuse to meet each other and and so we met each other

I do

think it was for the ‘Gold Digger’ video, that he would be a slave

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