UPDATE: 8:40 AM: Jimmy Kimmel scored his highest demo ratings ever without an NBA Finals lead-in since moving to 11:35 PM, when he awkwardly hugged it out with Kanye West on his show last night, ABC just announced citing Nielsen stats.

PREVIOUS, 5:30 AM: Jimmy Kimmel made apologetic noises on his show last night for having done a comedy bit in which a child performed lines delivered by the notoriously thin-skinned Kanye West in an interview with BBC Radio 1. Josh Groban sang “Kanye West’s Greatest Tweets”. But, mostly, West during his appearance on the late-night show expostulated about himself, his genius, fashion, education reform, Chicago, Steve Jobs, Michelangelo, music, Jesus, why Kim Kardashian should get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and why celebrities should never be used for even mild comedy. Here’s the conversation, in SIX parts:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

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