Kanye West says Quentin Tarantino stole idea for Django Unchained from him
Los Angeles, California - Kanye West is now claiming that film director Quentin Tarantino and actor Jamie Foxx "got the idea" for the film Django Unchained from him.
During a recent interview on Piers Morgan Uncensored, the host asked Kanye: "Do you believe there are limits to free speech, and if there are, what are they?"
The rapper then bizarrely brought up the 2012 movie Django Unchained, which was directed by Quentin Tarantino and starred Jamie Foxx as a freed slave who goes on a quest to free his wife.
Kanye argued that while the film is full of racial slurs and senseless violence, it is still generally loved by audiences.
He also insisted that while filming his 2005 music video for the song Gold Digger, which featured Foxx, he pitched an idea similar to Django to the actor and Tarantino.
"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," Ye claims.
According to Variety, Tarantino came up with the concept long before Foxx was brought on board, and had considered other actors, such as Will Smith, for the role. It was also loosely based on a 1966 spaghetti western Italian film called Django.
Ye has been consistently entrenched in controversy recently. He has made numerous antisemitic remarks, which got him booted from both Instagram and Twitter and cost him business partnerships, but he has only doubled down on the remarks in recent interviews.
Meanwhile, his estranged wife Kim Kardashian and her family have been distancing themselves from his bigotry.
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