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Rob Ford on Jimmy Kimmel: Mayor Lands in LA (VIDEO)

03/02/2014 03:01 EST | Updated 03/02/2014 03:59 EST

Leave it to Rob Ford to upstage Jimmy Kimmel.

Kimmel, dressed as a limousine driver, was almost overshadowed by the paparazzi that greeted Ford upon his arrival in Los Angeles Saturday night.

E-Talk's Tanya Kim and paparazzi from celebrity web site TMZ swarmed Ford upon his arrival, peppering him with questions ranging from who was running the city in his absence to Justin Bieber.

Ford seemed caught off guard by the reception, particularly from Kimmel.

The trip comes during a period of considerable friction between the Mayor, his brother Counc. Doug Ford and Toronto Chief of Police Bill Blair. The Fords went on the attack late this week, accusing the Chief of breaking police law, and actively supporting rival mayoral candidate John Tory. Ford even went so far as to dare Blair to "arrest me" on Friday.

It remains to be seen what Ford will be doing during his Hollywood trip. But if it's anything like this arrival, Torontonians may want to look the other way for a couple of days.

Watch the video above.

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