How wise is it to go on national television and declare yourself a genius?

Well, that's what Kanye West did Wednesday night on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

"I'm a creative genius, and there's no other way to word it," West said. "I know you're not supposed to say that about yourself. I say things the wrong way a lot of times, but my intention is always positive. I want to bring more things to the world. I want to help the world."

Kimmel found the genius comment "weird" but honest.

West replied, "I'm totally weird, and I'm totally honest, and I'm totally inappropriate sometimes. For me to say I wasn't a genius, I would just be lying to you and to myself."

Could it be that West gave Kimmel more comedy?

West also talked about his appreciation for good things, his art background and his love for his family.

He fumed that Kim Kardashian, his lover, can't get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame because she's a reality star. 

Isn't it nice to know that geniuses get upset over slights, too?

West did laugh over a Kimmel sketch that had Josh Groban singing "The Best Tweets of Kanye West." One of the 752 original songs  is "french fries are the devil."

Kimmel and West have been feuding over Kimmel's comedy. The TV host had spoofed West by enlisting a child to speak the musician's words in a sketch. West was not amused, but he did go on Kimmel's show.

Kimmel let it be known that he had used the approach to satirize other performers, including Lady Gaga.

Both West and Kimmel said the feud was no publicity stunt. "I don't do publicity stunts, period. Don't ever think that," West said.

"Me either," Kimmel said to the studio audience's laughter.

West summed up their feud as egos flaring and "we kind of took it back to high school." Kimmel called it "a really dumb fight."

West raged that the media treat celebrities like zoo animals, and Kimmel was sympathetic. West complained that media do everything to break creative people. "I do everything I can to break media," West said.

West also said he compared himself to Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Leonardo da Vinci, Howard Hughes and Jesus because the musician considers them his heroes. "This is the type of impact I want to make on the Earth," West said.

The chat briefly turned into a job interview. West wanted someone to call Disney boss Bob Iger or Oprah Winfrey and say give West a shot. 

But in a frank moment, Kimmel also challenged West. The musician brings trouble on himself because many people think he's a jerk, Kimmel said. 

What do you think?