Quentin Tarantino says Django Unchained was Not Ye’s Idea

Quentin Tarantino believes that Kanye is the best. “Ye”The idea for West’s 2012 film was not his. “Django Unchained.”

Last week, the rapper told Piers Morgan that he had pitched the concept to the director and Jamie Foxx – who co-starred in the film – as the music video for his 2005 song “Gold Digger,”Foxx was also featured in the film.

A Thursday evening appearance “Jimmy Kimmel Live,”Tarantino said this “there’s no truth” to Ye’s claim, but that they did discuss a potential collaboration for “Gold Digger.”

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“I’d had the idea for ‘Django’ for a while before I ever met Kanye,”The director said. “He wanted to do a giant movie version of ‘College Dropout’ the way he did the album. So he wanted to get big directors to do different tracks from the album and then like release it as this like giant movie – not videos, oh no, that’s nothing as crass as videos.”

They also added that they used video “as an excuse to meet each other,”Ye told Tarantino that Ye suggested a music video idea that would have seen the rapper dress up as a slave.

“The whole thing was a slave narrative where he’s a slave and he’s singing ‘Gold Digger,’ and it was very funny. It was a really really funny idea,”He went on.

“It was meant to be ironic, right, and it’s like a huge musical, like no expenses spared, with him in this slave rag outfit, doing everything. And then that was also part of the pushback on it. But I wish he had done it, it sounded really cool. Anyway, that’s what he’s referring to when he says that he told me that.”

Hype Williams directed the 2005 music video. It featured Ye and Foxx, as well as a number of cover models. It won Video of the year at the 2006 BET Awards, and was nominated to three VMAs.

Check out the video. Kimmel and Tarantino’s discussion about Ye begins at the 18-minute mark.

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