Kanye West On Jimmy Kimmel: 'I Am A Genius'
Rapper unrepentant about grand claims as he appears on US chat show...
The pair famously had a public bust-up last week after Kimmel mocked Yeezy's interview with Radio 1's Zane Lowe - with the rapper unleashing a barrage of furious tweets.
But things appear to have remained civilised on the ABC show, with Kanye being surprisingly earnest (and unrepentant) about his "creative genius".
Kanye says: "I was really vocal about a lot of things that I've been dealing with over the past 10 years when I was put in the classification of 'just a celebrity'.
"I'm a creative genius and there's no other way to word it. I know you're not supposed to say that about yourself. I say things the wrong way a lot of times, but my intention is always positive.
"If you guys look at the Zane interview, it's really something extremely fearless for someone in my position to do, because most people bow down to TV and bow down to these cameras.
"I couldn't care less about any of these cameras in all honesty. All I care about is my family, I care about protecting my girl, my baby and protecting my ideas and my dreams and that's why I went so crazy."
He also explained that he had hit the roof - unleashing years of pent-up frustration - because he had previously met Kimmel and they had been friendly.
"This is the one person I know, so I can go and let out everything that I feel about every single bogus Weekly cover. Every single bogus skit... Every person who feels it's OK to treat celebrities like zoo animals."
And host Kimmel was conciliatory when explaining the sketch in which Kanye and Lowe were played by child actors - insisting that the intention had not been to imply that West was childish.
Kimmel didn't pull all his punches however, at one point telling Kanye "a lot of people think you're a jerk", but insisting that he puts them straight.
Kanye was defiant when he had the last word at the end of the interview, saying: "I'm totally weird and I'm totally honest and I'm totally inappropriate sometimes, and the thing is, for me to say I wasn't a genius, I would just be lying to you and myself.
"You gonna love me? You gonna hate me? But I'm gonna be me."
The interview ran on so long that musical guests Arctic Monkeys were bumped from the show.