Kanye West claims Jamie Foxx and Quentin Tarantino 'got the idea' for ‘Django Unchained’ from him

Kanye West claims Jamie Foxx and Quentin Tarantino 'got the idea' for ‘Django Unchained’ from him
Kanye West claimed he pitched a slavery-themed story to Jamie Foxx and Quentin Tarantino in 2005 (Ronald Martinez/IMDB/ Stefania M D'Alessandro/Getty Images for RFF)

Kanye West continues to be controversy's favourite child as he has now claimed that director Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Foxx stole the idea for 'Django Unchained' and that it was originally his idea.

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The accusation comes after the rapper wore a sweatshirt with the slogan 'White Lives Matter' at the Balenciaga show in Paris Fashion Week on October 3. He wrote in his Instagram Stories that the Black Lives Matter movement “was a scam”, adding, “Now it’s over…you’re welcome."

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West and Foxx had worked together in 2005 music video 'Gold Digger' when the singer and songwriter pitched Foxx and Tarantino a slavery-themed story. Speaking on 'Piers Morgan Uncensored', the 45-year-old said, "Tarantino can write a movie about slavery where – actually him and Jamie, 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,'" adding, “And then Tarantino turned it into a film.”

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(left to right) Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz attend 'Django Unchained' Berlin Premiere at Cinestar Potsdamer Platz on January 8, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.
Samuel L Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz attend 'Django Unchained' Berlin Premiere at Cinestar Potsdamer Platz on January 8, 2013 in Berlin, Germany (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)

As per West, the music video for 'Gold Digger' didn’t go with the idea he initially had. Meanwhile, 'Django Unchained', a 2012 revisionist Western about a freed slave (Foxx) who teams up with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to free his wife from slavery, turned out to be a huge hit.

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Recently, West had appeared for a two-part interview with Tucker Carlson for the 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' show on Fox News, where the duo explored conversations around various topics, including his 'White Lives Matter' controversy.


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Leaked unaired footage from the interview published by Vice carried many more controversial statements from Kanye, who recently changed his name to Ye. The 45-year-old said during the interview, "When I say Jew, I mean the 12 lost tribes of Judah, the blood of Christ, who the people known as the race black really are. This is who our people are. The blood of Christ. This, as a Christian, is my belief."

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According to DailyMail, the rapper claimed that "fake" children were "planted" in his home to influence his four children. Later, he spoke about how it is to be judged by another black person, “Think about us judging each other on how white we could talk would be like, you know, a Jewish person judging another Jewish person on how good they danced or something.” He paused. “I mean, that's probably like a bad example, and people will get mad at that shit.” A few moments later, he added, “I probably want to edit that out.” The rapper has run into several controversies recently and is rumored to be dating Juliana Nalu.

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