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Kanye West unhinged: Rapper goes on vicious rant against Jimmy Kimmel, viewers speculate the feud is a prank

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    Kanye West, left, had some harsh words for Jimmy Kimmel. (Reuters)

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    Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel smiles during ceremonies unveiling his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood January 25, 2013. (Reuters)

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Jimmy Kimmel and Kanye West either are engaged in a bitter feud or a heck of a parody. 

The notoriously hot headed rapper ranted on Twitter about a skit from Kimmel's show earlier in the week, which mocked a strange interview West did with BBC Radio 1. 

The comedian played a clip on his show in which children read a transcript of West's BBC interview, and it seems the rapper had a rather childish response. 

Kimmel's monologue Thursday night was devoted to discussing what he called a "very angry phone call" he received from West about an hour and a half before taping ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

Kimmel said that West called to complain about a the comedy skit. According to Kimmel, West told him to apologize publicly and that his life would be better if he did.

Kimmel then cited tweets posted Thursday on West's official Twitter site that forcefully take Kimmel to task, some using profanity.

West seemed so unhinged that some fans speculated that the feud was just another one of Kimmel's made-for-TV pranks. After all, it was Kimmel who tricked YouTube viewers into thinking that a girl twerked so much she caught on fire.  

But Kimmel assured his followers that the somewhat funny West mess wasn't something he cooked up. 

Requests for comment made early Friday to representatives for Kimmel in Los Angeles and West in New York weren't immediately returned.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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