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Jack White pulls a Kanye West at Toronto Film Festival

Jack White only looks serious. He's really a jokester at heart
Jack White only looks serious. He's really a jokester at heart (Image credit: MARK BLINCH/Reuters/Corbis)

Kanye West's ears must be burning. Jack White mocked the rapper last Friday by bum-rushing the stage at the Toronto Film Festival as the director of a White Stripes documentary fielded questions from the audience.

Director Emmett Malloy, who helmed Under Great White Northern Lights, which chronicles The White Stripes' 2007 tour of Canada, was in the middle of a Q&A when White suddenly ran onstage from the wings and grabbed the mic from him.

"I'm gonna let you finish, I'm gonna let you finish," White said, mimicking West. "But..." (Well, rather than us finish his speech, why don't you just see it for yourself below?)

Sending up Kanye West is the latest showbiz craze, it seems. Just days after the rapper invaded the stage as Taylor Swift accepted an MTV Video Music Award, comedian Jimmy Kimmel followed suit during The Killers' show at The Hollywood Bowl (see below).

Like we said, West's ears must be burning...really bad!

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.