Kanye West's Kany-ictionary of Proper Nouns: 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Edition
Audiences and the media geared up for a bloodbath on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday night, where recent Twitter foe Kanye West was surprisingly scheduled to appear as a guest. But instead of blood, viewers were showered with words, as West's long-winded rants were allowed to take their natural courses, the longest of which was a full eight minutes of uninterrupted Yeezy fury. And featured in Kanye's one-sided interview were almost fifty fashion labels, celebrities, entrepreneurs and historical figures (Jesus and Paula Deen inclusive), who were name-dropped like so much confetti. But who or what are they?
Peruse our Kany-ictionary of Proper Nouns to learn about all the names Kanye West dropped on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night.
Amancio Ortega - Founder of Spanish fast fashion label Zara, met with Kanye.
Andrew Rosen - Founder of fashion label Theory, met with Kanye.
Apple - The company that likely makes the thing you're reading this on; uncertain why Kanye dropped this name.
Been Trill - A "DJ crew-turned-art collective" that includes Kanye's personal stylist Virgil Abloh.
Bob Iger - Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, a "hero" Kanye compared himself to.
Da Vinci - Archetype of the "Renaissance Man," the dude who could do flipping everything well and a "hero" Kanye compared himself to.
Damon Dash - Co-founder of Roc-A-Fella, gave Kanye a chain.
David Stern - Commissioner of the NBA, a "hero" Kanye compared himself to.
DONDA - Creative multimedia agency founded by West, named after his mother.
Fendi - The high-end label where West and Abloh interned together six years ago, where their leather jogging pant design was rejected.
François Pinault - Head of Kering, a company that owns a ton of fashion labels, met with Kanye.
Gucci - The brand of slippers Kanye spent two telemarketing job paychecks for at eighteen years old.
H&M - "Cool stuff" that wasn't around when Kanye was a kid
Hedi Slimane - Designer/photographer for fashion label Saint Laurent, who told Kanye to stop giving big brands his ideas.
Hollywood Walk of Fame - Famous strips in Hollywood with stars embedded in the sidewalk commemorating celebrities, allegedly banned Kim Kardashian because she is a reality star.
Hood By Air - A streetwear brand Abloh "helps" with.
Howard Hughes - 20th century filmmaker, air speed record holder, once the wealthiest person in the world. A "hero" Kanye compared himself to.
In Touch - Weekly magazine that ran a "bad headline" on the cover about Kanye.
Jesus - Had great hair, a "hero" Kanye compared himself to.
John Legend - Musician whose wedding West attended and where he spoke to Quincy Jones.
Kim Kardashian - Reality star girlfriend, one of four things Kanye wants to "protect." Others are his baby North, his ideas and his dreams.
Li & Fung - A Hong Kong-based global sourcing company dealing primarily in garments, met with Kanye.
Louis Vuitton - High-end fashion label Kanye did a sneaker collaboration with.
Michael Jackson - Kanye likened his struggle in the fashion industry to Jackson's struggle to get on early MTV.
Michaelangelo - Insanely influential "High Renaissance" artist, most known for his painting inside the Sistine Chapel, a "hero" Kanye compared himself to.