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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  • kanyebest

    let it go yeezy

  • lets hear it!

    get the fuck over yourself and drop the fukin album already…nobody gives a fuck about anything except bangin music

  • Sha

    THIS WHOLE INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE BUSH AND HIS BOOK RELEASE WAS A PROPERLY PLANNED AND IMPECCABLY TIMED ATTACK.

    Do you think it was a coincidence that George Bush’s book was released around the same time that Kanye is about to drop his album? AND around the same time Taylor Swift dropped?

    Some people will say, “I doubt it.”

    But I saw the George Bush interview. He said Kanye’s comments hurt him more than any other incident in his presidency.

    Hmmmm. Word? More than all of those innocent dead people in Katrina? Word?

    So it’s not a far thought for Bush to plan an attack as close to Kanye’s release as possible. He’s emotional.

    Kanye has to realize that he will be guilty by association. People don’t realize this but Matt Lauer has a huge beef with Tom Cruise. They battled on many occasions. And who is Tom Cruise’s close friend? Kanye.

    At this point in his career, Kanye is weak in the mind of White America because of the Taylor Swift thing. From a strategic position this is what Bush is thinking…..

    A. What better time to force Kanye to either look more like an idiot by fighting with Bush?

    If he fights he further alienates himself from White America and that coveted all might DOLLAR. Taylor Swift just did a milli in one week. Mostly conservative fans (Bush voters). So at worst, Kanye will have a milli anti-Kanye fans.

    Or….

    B. Make Kanye Apologize.

    In my opinion this is ten times worse because Bush’s desired effect is that it renders Kanye impotent to the Black Community. Blacks will be angry that Kanye went back on his word (which most black people AND progressive White People think was dead on) and this will negatively affect his album sales. Apologize and the White Community (at least the conservative whites) will have put this “Angry Black” in his place.

    Kanye can flip this. He only has two options for success to combat this attack.

    1. Show his God-given talent and shut up.

    OR

    2. Attack Bush on Katrina and get the whole world against Bush.

    But Kanye has opted for a more limp approach. He’s apologizing AND complaining. This will have some short term gains, but may have long term consequences.

    Get your chessboard Kanye. Welcome to America.

    • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

      Why does ‘Ye have to apologize?

      If anything, Bush needs to apologize to the people…tell him go to N.O. and hold a press conference and use some of his pull to get that area REALLY back on point.

      I saw the Oprah interview, he SPECIFICALLY said “one” of his mistakes was to NOT get off that plane.

      He was “hurt” because ‘Ye called him out on something he KNEW he screwed up.

  • Anonymous

    @ Sha..I usually shrug off ur comments here, but this one was DEAD on..

  • T

    Fuck Kanye. Illuminati drama queen.

  • jim

    Cosign Sha, you hit the nail on the head, stop whining and apologizing Ye, why can’t anyone say something and stand by it anymore?

  • SouthPaw

    Kanye was set up, like the US and the elite set up countries..hehe..damn Ye…like Sha said, get your chess game up…

    Sha was dead on..SMH at Kanye.

    I would of stuck to what I said in ’05. Bush doesn’t care about black people. Period.

  • jonny bizness

    F..k Matt lauer and the today show. They knew what they was doing kanye that was a wrong move 2 go on those type of shows but Flip that the music speaks for itself and classic is a word bonded about 2 much but the album is just that

  • zayzkidd

    Kanye needs to knock it off now. He has already proven that he is not a man that will stick by his words. How many times are you going to apologize? And I thought this dude would be a voice that have been missing since 2Pac. Coward a$$ nicca.

  • iamlegend100

    By Kanye apologizing,it makes bush look like he was never wrong in the beginning which he was so far in the wrong its sad and everybody know he racist, all the moves he made when he was in office was for the advantage of whites and the rich, kanye shouldve never apologized the taylor swift incident was nowhere near as serious as the Katrina situation there is no comparison.

  • http://www.stevefoxnyc.blogspot.com Steve Fox

    ‘Ye is justified. Let’s say you been in the studio working hard to make quality, soul touching banging ass music…..Then you go on one of the most view shows in the World to sit down with an “alledgedly” ethical and good talk show host. Then all of a sudden, this guy and his producers and directors (and all those involved in the decision making process) decide to air some past bs because it’s gonna start some more controversy. Drama!!!!! and Unnecessary at that! ‘Ye’s album is about to drop. From a journalistic point of view, Matt Lauer would have been better interviewing Kanye! They should box is out! I rest my case!

  • http://detroitrap.com FRED

    NOW THATS FUNNY LOL MATT IS A DICK BUT THATS FUNNY YEEZY NEEDS GET OVER IT AND JUST LAUGH WITH THEM LMAO

  • John Cochran

    Kanye is almost reaching Micheal Jackson status to me. Meaning, Musically he’s a genius but other than that he’s pussy as hell. Who beefs with Matt fucking Lauer?, cmon yo. And Sha, you got too much time on your hands my nigga. George Bush is a former President of the United damn States. I doubt its a conspiracy to fuck up some rappers album sales.

    • Damn yall dumb

      MJ was no pussy hommie ….you should go and do your research…Remeber the beef with sony ..when he called the dude ” a white devil”?? there was more truth to that than most people will ever realize..but he was standing up to the establishment from that moment on until his death. beleive that. And it’s about much more than “fuckin up some rappers album sales” too cuz.. it’s about keeping people divided/destracted and on opposing sides while they get this nwo thing poppin off ..Fr as we kno ..and from what it looks like kanye and bush really on the same sade NOW..not back in 05′ but now .. (go do your research to draw an enformed decision)

  • http://MYSPACE.COM HELTAH SIN SAY

    NIGGAS NEED TO STOP ACTING LIKE “NIGGERS” AND GET BACK TO BASICS!! HAVING A BLACK PRESIDENT DIDNT DO SHIT FOR NIGUHS! MOTHERFUCKERS WANT TO LIVE WITH NO RULES NO CODES! NIGGAS WANT TO DO WHITE PEOPLE SHIT AND FORGET THAT THEY NIGGAS!! KANYE STOP BEING A BITCH! KANYE AINT A BLOOD TYPE NIGGA OR A CRIP TYPE NIGGA HES A MUSICAL GENIUS! HES A LEGENED! BUT HES A WHITE NIGGA PERIOD!!! I DIDNT SAY HE WASNT GREAT! I JUST SAID HES ONE OF THOSE NIGGAS THATS GOT A WOMENS TENDENCYS!

  • http://www.candidbackshots.com Candid BACKshotS

    lmao!! uuuhh Sha do u really think the former President of USA released his book in sum sort of devious, diabolical scheme just to hate on a rapper?? in some convoluted way to make black people hate kanye?? is this guy serious?? please tell me people dont really believe this crap??? that would be one of the top 5 most nutcase conspiracy theories ive ever heard.

    • Anonymous

      @ Candid BACKshotS……

      Look. Whether you choose to acknowledge it or not is your opinion. But when Kanye said this, it got major play over and over and over on every channel. And right at the height of democratic discontent with Bush.

      Plus. Kanye is a over 150 Million business. Like it or not. That is above “Conspiracy Theory” status.

      And hell yes. BUSH IS THAT MAD! Did you see the interview? He said himself, “That was the worst point of my Presidency.” That came from Bush’s mouth.

      Yes. This is a planned attack. But I guess you don’t play chess.

  • Rated R 357

    What is relly happening is that the chickens are coming home to roost with Kanye. All the negative energy/crazy antics he has displayed thus far are boomeranging on him. In any event, all that is making him go nuts in the studio. Every single song I have heard from him this year has been a banger. Bush’s book release timed to the release of Kanye album? Nothing to do with each other. Kanye’s album has been pushed back all year. Bush’s book has had its release date for along time prior to that. Bush would move units with or without Kanye. Now and in the future.

  • Anonymous

    This type of shit might bring Ye’back to “us” the brothers and sisters that supported his debut. And the white people,especially young will follow along. He need to drop this album, and just do his thing. His artistry shuld outshine all of this other bs. and FUCK George Bush…and Oprah, yeah, i said it….

  • NickeNitro

    Good god, matt lauer’s a piece-of-sh!t…Why didn’t he make Bush look at the faces of the families of the 500,000 Iraq civilians that were killed over his lies?

    And how obnoxious of him, a talentless piece of garbage, to keep interrupting one of the true greats in entertainment like Kanye and not letting him finish speaking, so he could try to baby-talk Ye into the direction he’d planned for the “interview.” Know your role and show some f’king deference and respect, matt lauer.

  • sybil levine

    Re Kanye West: He is his own best publicist. By attacking Matt Lauer, he insured a spot in the show again today. Had he not done that, his story would have been yesterday’s news, literally. He is an advertising genius, and Today played right into his hands by featuring him again today!

  • http://www.jango.com/music/mikealike KnowName

    is G.W. Bush a racist?

    Republicans at election time-with their conservative entertainment subsidiary news networks work hard to discredit voters in urban area’s which are predominantly “black” or not “white”. As they do accuse and attack minorities as Sarah Palin tried pigeonholing Barack Obama as a Muslim in election 08′, as she knows a population of whites fear Muslims and will vote against him because of it, or Sharon Angle of Nevada who is also a Republican with her racist campaign commercials about immigration which aired this past season. Or the republican Governor in Arizona wanting all immigrants out of her state. Lets not forget President Bushes right wing Christian political party- the “Republicans” who discredit voters in housing projects, attempted to ruin Acorn in smear campaigns to be certain Democrats lose in the elections and imposing a opinion on the public which paints a base of voters for “Obama” as welfare recipients. And G.W. Bush doesn’t know how his party runs their campaigns? He funds them. G.W. Bush cares? At some point you have to make it seem like you do. Does anybody remember G.W. Bush insulting John McCain for having a black child? I do- so does John McCain’s daughter. And is it true there are no and were no Weapons Of Mass Destruction in Iraq?-Bushes new book reveals that answer…….-xoxo MikeAlike (independent recording artist)

    • Google it hoe

      Beleive it or not there are alot of white muslims. They call themselves “Shrinners”…

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  • ONETRUEVOICE

    I am not sure what is wrong with Mr. West but he needs to be medicated for some type of psychosis. He believes all the voices in his head that he is “The Second Coming.” How can he look at himself in the mirror and think, “poor little me, grown man(who incidently can’t hold my liquor) stole the spot light, from a sweet and innocent teenager….and seriously think she should defend me!!!!!!” Mr. West stop listening to the voices, go get help. Little blonde white white girls are not out to get you, that is all in your head. Matt Lauer is not Satan, another voice in your head. Ignore those voices. there is help, even for a scumbag like you.

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