Kanye West Claims Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Foxx Stole ‘Django Unchained’ From Him

Kanye West Claims Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Foxx Stole ‘Django Unchained’ From Him Fox News

Kanye West is known for saying some pretty outlandish things. Just when you think he can’t come up with anything more unhinged, he somehow manages to surprise everyone. In a controversial new interview with Piers Morgan, Kanye West accused Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Foxx of stealing “Django Unchained” from him.

  1. Wait, how is this possible? It all started when Jamie Foxx contributed guest vocals on the rapper’s 2005 song “Gold Digger.” Kanye West claims he told Foxx and Tarantino about an idea he had for a slavery-themed music video and many of his concepts were eventually used in “Django Unchained.”
  2. Kanye West truly believes “Django Unchained” belonged to him. “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’,” West told Morgan. “And then Tarantino turned it into a film.”
  3. The “Gold Digger” video contained no such concepts. In fact, the rapper’s clip was all about a bunch of female models on magazine covers. However, Kanye West still says he originally wanted a “Django Unchained”-themed video.
  4. Quentin Tarantino started developing “Django Unchained” in 2007. At the time, Tarantino was working on a book on Italian director Sergio Corbucci, who helmed a 1966 movie called “Django.” As Tarantino told The Telegraph in 2007: “I want to explore something that really hasn’t been done. I want to do movies that deal with America’s horrible past with slavery and stuff but do them like spaghetti westerns, not like big issue movies. I want to do them like they’re genre films, but they deal with everything that America has never dealt with because it’s ashamed of it, and other countries don’t really deal with because they don’t feel they have the right to.”
  5. It’s unclear what West’s point was in bringing this up. However, it seems like another comment meant to provoke conversation and turn the attention back on him. We’re playing into it, we guess!
Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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