Watch Stephen Colbert Riff on Kanye West’s Epic ‘Ellen’ Rant
On Thursday, Kanye West, in a rare daytime appearance, treated the world to an all-time epic rant on Ellen. “It was pure, unadulterated Kanye because no one else was allowed to speak. For almost eight minutes, Kanye held forth on every subject, from ‘Kanye’ to ‘West,'” Stephen Colbert said of the rapper’s Ellen appearance on Friday’s Late Show.
Colbert then showed his audience just snippets of West’s now-legendary Ellen visit, which concluded when West apologized to DeGeneres’ audience, “I’m sorry for the realness.” “No apologies necessary. That was the realest daytime TV has gotten since Bob Barker neutered a cat on live TV. Did it right on the dinette set,” Colbert joked.
“Now, a lot of people after seeing that are saying Kanye engaged in a rambling, incoherent word dump. I disagree. But I understand Kanye because we’re a lot alike,” Colbert said before launching into his own spirited diatribe packed with big dreams and nonsensical boasts.
“I have ideas that could make human existence better. Period, end of sentence, punctuation, semicolon, ellipses, parenthesis,” the host gloated. “I want to change the world, man. I wanted to invent fashion that stops global warning, a computer that fixes racism. I want to own a boat so big that it ends poverty. I’m sorry, I’m sorry late-night TV, I’m sorry for the realitude.”A new type of host is reinventing the talk show — radically changing after-hours TV. Watch here.