Quentin Tarantino has dismissed Kanye West’s claims that he came up with the original idea for Django Unchained. The 2012 film starred Jamie Foxx in the lead while Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel Jackson, Kerry Washington, and Christoph Waltz played the supporting roles.
Kanye West, who recently changed his name to Ye, claims that he pitched a similar idea to Jamie Foxx while the actor was shooting for West’s 2005 song Gold Digger. The song also featured Foxx’s vocals. The song went on to become a massive success and stayed at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs of the Decade.
In a recent interview, director Tarantino was asked about West to which he responded sarcastically by saying, “There’s 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.”
Rapper/producer Kanye West is currently in hot waters for his anti-Semitic remarks. Following the mounting backlash, several brands have cut ties with the singer. After he publicly claimed that he could say anti-semitic things and Adidas still wouldn’t be able to drop him, officials at Adidas have put out a statement announcing that they have cut ties with Ye.