Stephen Colbert has parodied the eight-minute speech Kanye West made on daytime television last week.
West’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (May 18) began as a straight interview, before he embarked on a lengthy monologue that took in subjects such as the state of the world, West’s place in fashion, and the ridicule received by iconic figures like Picasso and Steve Jobs.
Colbert began his parody saying “That was the realest daytime TV has gotten since Bob Barker neutered a cat on live TV. Now a lot of people, after seeing that, are saying that Kanye engaged in a rambling, incoherent word dump. I disagree. But I understand Kanye, because we’re a lot alike. I feel like if Mark Zuckerberg gave me $53m I could buy more shoes.”
His rant goes on to parody various elements of Kanye’s speech. Watch the parody, and the original clip, below:
West recently appeared in the video for ‘Panda’, the hit US single by Desiigner that came to fame after West sampled it on his new album ‘The Life Of Pablo’.
The Brooklyn rapper’s song hit Number One in the US after being sampled on ‘Father Stretch My Hands Pt II’. Desiigner was later signed to West’s own Good Music label. Watch the video below via Tidal.
Last week West also won an honourary Webby Award for reaching “incredible digital heights” with his internet presence. This year’s awards ceremony was held in New York on May 16 with West accepting his prize via a video message.