Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
In preparation for his fifth album, My Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West went on NBC's "The Today Show." While he was on, he made a public apology to George W. Bush and focused on moving on with his career. In the middle of his apology, the producers showed the video clip of him taking the microphone away from Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Following the interview, Kanye West posted a rant on Twitter about the situation. West said he did not like the way Matt Lauer handled the interview. He felt as if each question was placed to try and get a rise out of him. Because of this, Kanye West said he would no longer do anything with NBC. Ironically, "The Today Show" had booked him to perform on Black Friday.
Matt Lauer responded to West and he mentioned that he would be back on "Today" for his upcoming Black Friday performance. But, Kanye West recently addressed that problem, saying he would not be returning to "The Today Show" for the concert. On Twitter, Kanye West described, more in-depth, why he would not be doing anything for "The Today Show" anymore.
"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”..I blatantly said I’m not performing on a tweet and to everyone around me and the next day they still announced a performance…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 such an asshole…. cause when I don’t perform oh noooow I’m the one that’s crazy or a jerk!..If I hadn’t tweeted about how they set me up at the show they would have never played the extra footage that displayed how disrespectful…..I want you guys to look at that footage and start to put everything together now. It’s very simple to call someone angry or spoiled or…the one thousand names I’ve been called but it’s harder to try to take a look at what’s really behind the curtain…I’m so happy that my real fans are not as “basic” as the media makes them out to be..Did you see them try to justify playing the audio….. Did you see them try to justify playing the audio…under my interview. Yo sometimes you’re just wrong and it ain’t nothing you can say to justify it believe me I know! Right now I’m not complaining. I’m tweeting because I’m so happy you guys got to see this shit really go down!!!!! : ))))))!!!! FINALLY!!!…..And I don’t hate Matt Lauer… We don’t promote hate. That’s the whole point!!! I promote love and truth!….. we’re all products or our environments … reflections of our surroundings…You know what ….WE OFF THAT!!!… They made a mistake… they thought they could pull it but they couldn’t! That was just a small…..representation of a bigger media play that’s been going on since the beginning of time…All positive energy … all smiles. Much love to Matt and the whole Today Show. I accept ya’ll future apology in advance LOL! I’m in Dubai BTW… Bout to rip down this Abu Dhabi stage later tonight!!!"