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Kanye West’s Media Trainer Quits After ‘Today’ Show Interview

Kanye West might have gained a lot of headlines following his controversial interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show last week, but he lost his media trainer.

The New York Post reports that Susie Arons quit last Friday (November 12) just three days after she was hired. The executive vice president of Rubenstein Communications was brought in to help Yeezy prepare for his sit-down with Lauer, after he was invited to respond to George Bush’s comments on air about the rap star just a few days earlier.

Yet after meeting with West, Arons advised he cancel his appearance. His team agreed, but ‘Ye still showed up that Tuesday morning and called her at the last minute to prep him before going on air.

Viewers saw the results, which ended in West accusing of Lauer forcing his questions on him on Twitter and eventually cancelling his scheduled performance on the show the day after Thanksgiving.

Arons has yet to comment on the reason for her leaving, yet reps for KW say the Post’s story is “malicious and clearly manufactured.” —Elan Mancini

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