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Kanye West Lashes Out Against Matt Lauer, ‘Today’ Show on Twitter [Video]

Kanye West has never been one to hold back his feelings, and his Twitter account has been an added outlet of his frustrations in recent months. Early this morning (November 10), he again took to the microblogging site to open up to the world, this time because he was upset with the Today show and host Matt Lauer.

Matt Lauer interviewed Kanye his a.m.; however, West was none too pleased with the outcome. “I went up there to express how I was empathetic to Bush because I labeled him a racist and years later I got labeled as a racist,” he tweeted, adding, “While I was trying to give the interview they started playing the ‘MTV’ [incident] under me with audio!!!!!!!”

“I don’t mess with Matt Lauer or the Today Show,” he continued, “and that’s a very nice way for me to put it!”

During an NBC special earlier this week, Lauer asked George W. Bush about the now infamous moment when Kanye, during a telethon to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims and damage, deviated from the script, saying “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Bush told Lauer it was “one of the most disgusting moments” of his presidency.

Later in his Twitter rant, Kanye expressed that he felt “very judged” and “I don’t trust anyone.”

Kanye’s album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which leaked to the internet yesterday, drops November 22. —Adam Fleischer

Check out his appearance on The Today Show below

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