(The Root) — On Thursday Kanye West engaged in an "epic" Twitter battle with Jimmy Kimmel, after the talk-show host made fun of comments the rapper made during a BBC Radio One interview.

"He said a lot of weird stuff," Kimmel said Wednesday on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "He said he's the No. 1 rock star on the planet — whatever planet he's on — and a lot of other great stuff about himself. Does Kanye West know you're not supposed to be your own hype man?"

He went on to mock West's lament that Fendi rejected his idea for leather jogging pants. "Is that really a thing? Are there, like, leather jogging pants? Jogging pants? That seems impractical to me, but I don't know fashion. To be honest, I don't follow a lot of what Kanye has to say."

So Kimmel hired two children to do a comedy sketch, acting out West's comments from the interview. The move prompted West to launch a fusillade of angry tweets at Kimmel. Kimmel's response? He's "finally in a rap feud."

Here are some of the tweets:

SARAH SILVERMAN IS A THOUSAND TIMES FUNNIER THAN YOU AND THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS IT!!!

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013

SHOULD I DO A SPOOF ABOUT YOUR FACE OR YOU [F*****G] BEN AFFLECK…#NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK #ALLDISRESPECTTOJIMMYKIMMEL!!!!

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013

YOU CAN'T PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES. YOUR FACE LOOKS CRAZY… IS THAT FUNNY?… OR IF I HAD A KID SAY IT WOULD IT BE FUNNY???

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013

JIMMY KIMMEL PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES … OH NO THAT MEANS YOU WOULD HAVE GOTTEN TOO MUCH GOOD [P***Y] IN YOUR LIFE…

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013

JIMMY KIMMEL, I DON'T TAKE IT AS A JOKE…. YOU DON'T HAVE SCUM BAGS HOPPING OVER FENCES TRYING TO TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR DAUGHTER

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013

JIMMY KIMMEL IS OUT OF LINE TO TRY AND SPOOF IN ANY WAY THE FIRST PIECE OF HONEST MEDIA IN YEARS