Kanye West Claims Source of The "Django Unchained" Idea That Quentin Tarantino Stole

Kanye West claims that Quentin Tarantino adapted a concept he had for a “Gold Digger” music video into the plot of “Django Unchained.”

According to Kanye West, Quentin Tarantino plagiarized the plot of Django Unchained from an idea he had for the “Gold Digger” music video the Donda rapper had created. Ye clarified his assertion in a conversation with Piers Morgan.

The idea for “Django,” which I pitched to Jamie Foxx and Quentin Tarantino as the video for “Gold Digger,” came from me, West claimed. “Tarantino can write a movie about slavery where – actually him and Jamie, they got the idea from me,” West said. Then Tarantino made it into a movie.

Kanye West Alleges Quentin Tarantino Stole “Django Unchained” Idea From Him

Jamie Foxx, who starred in the film Django Unchained, makes a vocal performance on Kanye West’s song “Gold Digger.”

While “Gold Digger” debuted in 2005, Django Unchained was released in 2012. Foxx plays a liberated slave who joins forces with a bounty hunter to free his wife from slavery in the movie.

Whether or whether Kanye West thinks the inspiration for Django Unchained was appropriated from him, he doesn’t hold actor Jamie Foxx, whom he recently referred to as one of the “biggest minds” in the entertainment business, accountable.

When asked who should play him in a biopic, he said,

“My selection is Jamie Foxx,” in a since-deleted Instagram post. One of the greatest minds ever.

Below, you can see West’s conversation with Piers Morgan.