Kanye Cancels Today Show Appearance
Published Nov 12, 2010Clearly unimpressed with how he was treated on yesterday's (November 11) The Today Show, Kanye West has gone online to rebuff the notion he's returning to the program for a live performance later this month. As previously reported, following an interview that host Matt Lauer conducted with former U.S. President George W. Bush earlier this week, which revealed the one-time head of state's feelings of disgust over Ye's infamous "George Bush doesn't care about black people" comment, the rapper took to his Twitter account to complain about how he was being painted by the media. The tweets have since been removed.
He was then invited onto yesterday's show for damage control, but as the piece went on, West felt like he was being attacked. From watching video of Bush's reaction to Ye's old quote to showing clips from last year's Taylor Swift awards speech fiasco, the rapper felt like Lauer was disrespecting him in a major way, branding him as the bad guy.
Now, in a flurry of passionate Twitter outbursts posted this morning (November 12), Kanye has spoken out on the dirty tactics that were employed by Lauer and has backed out of a scheduled performance on the show on November 26.
"I'm not performing on the Today Show for obvious reasons. I'm so happy the world got to see just a small piece of 'the set up.'" He posted. "Do you guys see what I'm saying now... this is just a small slice of the day-to-day bullshit that goes on that helps to precipitate... the idea that I'm such an asshole.... 'cause when I don't perform oh noooow I'm the one that's crazy or a jerk!"
While the hip-hop star feels slighted, he doesn't hold a grudge against host Lauer.
"And I don't hate Matt Lauer... We don't promote hate. That's the whole point!!! I promote love and truth!," he continued. "All positive energy... all smiles. Much love to Matt and the whole Today Show. I accept ya'll future apology in advance LOL!"