Quentin Tarantino denied Kanye West's claim that the musician had the idea for Django Unchained.
The movie tells the story of a slave named Django who is saved from imprisonment by a bounty hunter, who subsequently helps him try and free his wife from the clutches of villainous slave owner, Calvin Candy.
Django Unchained was a huge success and was nominated for five Academy Awards. Christoph Waltz won for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz.
West recently claimed that the idea for the movie was his and that he proposed it for the music video for his single, 'Gold Digger'.
That didn't happen, according to Tarantino.
On an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, the host asked:
“Kanye West said that he came up with the idea for Django Unchained. He said that when he was making the ‘Gold Digger’ video with Jamie Foxx, he pitched it to you guys as a video and then you made it – is there any truth to that?”
“There’s not 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.
“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,”
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