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“That didn’t happen”: Quentin Tarantino Silences Kanye West After Rapper Accused Him of Stealing ‘Django Unchained’, Reveals What Really Happened

Quentin Tarantino Silences Kanye West After Rapper Accused Him of Stealing Django Unchained

Kanye West is one of the few people in today’s sociopolitical domain who has the platform and the esteem to exert free speech and expression without fear of repercussions. The most recent of the American rapper’s rants came on Piers Morgan Uncensored, where he claimed that filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and actor and singer Jamie Foxx stole the idea for Django Unchained from him.

Django Unchained Movies
Django Unchained Movies

Quentin Tarantino appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night, where he responded to Kanye West’s claims earlier this week that Tarantino and Jamie Foxx stole his idea for the award-winning 2012 film Django Unchained.

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Kanye West accuses Quentin Tarantino of stealing Django Unchained idea

Kanye West claims to have conceived the concept for Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 film Django Unchained. During an interview with Piers Morgan on Friday, the rapper, known legally as Ye, revealed that he first shared the idea for the slavery-themed blockbuster as a concept for a music video.

“I pitched the idea for ‘Django’ to [actor] Jamie Foxx and Quentin Tarantino as the video for ‘Gold Digger,'” the rapper explained, referring to his hit song from 2005. “And then Tarantino made it into a film.”

Kanye West
Kanye West

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Foxx appeared both on the Grammy-winning track and in the music video, which was directed by Hype Williams and featured pinup models posing for fictitious magazine covers, a far different subject than “Django.” Years later, he would co-star in the Tarantino film with Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kerry Washington.

Although Kanye West did not elaborate on his alleged pitch to Tarantino, he used “Django” to argue that free speech exists in a context, citing how DiCaprio used racial slurs in the film but was not labeled a racist.

Quentin Tarantino responds to Kanye West’s accusations

Quentin Tarantino has responded to Kanye West’s claims that he stole the idea for Django Unchained from him. The director, who won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the 2012 film, appeared as a guest on Thursday’s (27 October) episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he addressed West’s allegations directly.

When asked if West’s claims were true, Tarantino told Kimmel, “Well, there’s no truth that Kanye West came up with the idea of Django and then he told it to me and I went, ‘Hey wow, that’s a really great idea.” Let me take Kanye’s idea and turn it into Django Unchained.’ That did not happen. I had the idea for Django for a long time before I ever met Kanye,” Tarantino continued.

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino

However, the director of Inglourious Basterds went on to add that West did approach him with a proposal for a music video in which he would play a slave. Django Unchained was released in 2012 and stars Foxx as a freed slave who teams up with a bounty hunter to save his wife from a plantation owner.

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Kanye West has recently been caught in a scandal for a series of antisemitic remarks he made. The rapper, who has been embroiled in several disputes over the years, has been cut by both Adidas and Balenciaga as a result of his “hateful and dangerous” remarks. Several more celebrities have also criticized his actions.

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