Is he done?
Did he get fired?
Or did he just want to "spend more time with his family" this summer?
The age-old excuse when a football coach resigns (errrrrrrr get's fired) is he says he just wants to "spend more time with his family".
Seems like Jimmy Kimmel studied from the same playbook.
When he announced this week that he was taking the summer off, many immediately became suspicious:
Now it looks like we may know why.
Did he know this tape was about to surface?
Feels like it!
Fox News has more details:
Jimmy Kimmel, who urged actor Tom Arnold to release an alleged "N-word" tape of President Trump in 2018, admitted years ago that he imitated rapper Snoop Dogg's voice for a track in a 1996 Christmas album -- an original song in which Kimmel used the "N-word" several times.
The admission came in a January 2013 podcast obtained this weekend by Fox News. In the podcast, Kimmel also changed his speech pattern in an attempt to adopt the voice of black comedian George Wallace, in what host Adam Carolla called Kimmel's "crazy black voice." Kimmel acknowledged imitating black people on other occasions as well.
Kimmel, who is slated to host the Emmy Awards this year, announced last week that he's taking the summer off amid a brewing blackface controversy; he has not issued an apology.
Fox News additionally has obtained audio from the Christmas album, "A Family Christmas In Your A--," which came out of the "Kevin & Bean" radio show that aired on KROQ-FM in California. A version of the track featuring Kimmel's Snoop Dogg imitation, "Christmastime in the LBC," has been uploaded to YouTube.
In the Christmas track, a singer mentioned a "fat n---- in a sleigh giving sh--- away," referring to Santa Claus. The song also referenced "n----- in the manger," including associates of King Herod.
"I told that motherf---er Santa, bring a pick for my afro," the singer went on. The "three wise men" were described as "bringing gifts and sh-- for baby boo in the hay."
"Me and my n----- down in LBC, we'll smoke that motherf------ Christmas tree," Kimmel said.
Liner notes from the cassette, obtained by Fox News, showed the album was co-produced by "Jim Kimmel" and credited Kimmel for all "comedy material" on the album, except for a handful of unrelated tracks. Kimmel also appeared on the album cover.
Jimmy Kimmel admits he impersonated Snoop Dogg in old songVideo
In the 2013 podcast, Carolla said "Jimmy is doing Snoop" in the track, and Kimmel affirmed, "This is when Snoop Dogg first came out, hit the scene, and I used to imitate him by only saying, 'You know what I'm saying?'"
"Jimmy, do you only do black people?" someone asks on the podcast.
"I prefer them, yes," Kimmel responds, apparently jokingly.