Kanye West, who has received widespread criticism for his antisemitic remarks, drifted slightly from the subject at hand. Recently, West claimed in an interview with Piers Morgan that Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Foxx got the concept for Django Unchained from him. Now, the Academy Award-winning director has refuted Ye’s claim, suggesting that Kanye may be referring to their abandoned plans for a high-profile “Gold Digger” video with a “slave narrative.”

There is no “truth to the idea that Kanye West came up with the idea of Django and then he told that to me, and I go, Hey, wow, that’s a really great idea. Let me take Kanye’s idea and make Django Unchained out of it. That didn’t happen,” Tarantino claimed on October 27 during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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What exactly happened between the two?

The director claimed that Django’s plot had been in the works for a while, even though Tarantino and Ye had been discussing the possibility of adapting Ye’s debut studio album into a movie. “I’d had the idea for Django for a while before I ever met Kanye. He wanted to do a giant movie version of The College Dropout the way he did the album — so he wanted to get big directors to do different tracks from the album and then release it as this giant movie — not video, nothing as crass as videos, it was movies, movies based on each of the different tracks,” Tarantino said.

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In order to make a “funny” video for the song “Gold Digger,” they reportedly planned to include a “slave narrative.” “We used it as an excuse to meet each other, and so we met each other and we had a really good time. And he did have an idea for a video. I do think it was for the ‘Gold Digger’ video, that he would be a slave. And the whole thing was the slave narrative where he’s a slave and he’s singing ‘Gold Digger.’ And it was very funny. It was a really, really funny idea,” the director told Kimmel.