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Kanye West Cancels 'Today Show' Performance After Lauer Interview

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Nov 12, 2010 | 10:53am EST

ALT TEXTKanye, Kanye, Kanye.

Okay, I get it. You're a tormented artist. You are lonely. The media hates you. Everything sucks. Blah blah. Blah blah. I get it.

Here's the thing, though. You're an idiot. If you don't want the media to freak out about everything you say, why don't you just keep your friggin' mouth closed? Seriously. Instead of letting everyone forget about the whole Matt Lauer incident from earlier this week, you go ahead and go on another Twitter rant. So now, being the dedicated entertainment reporter that I am, I am forced to make fun of your latest antics.

And honestly, it pains me to make fun of you, Kanye. It really does. Because genuinely, I think you're a good person. I do. And you make really good music. Already, your next album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is being toted as one of the best records of the year, and I have no doubt it will be fantastic. On top of that, I love your public persona. You aren't afraid to share your thoughts with the world, regardless how ridiculous they come across. And even though you're an idiot, I have to admire someone who lives their life with no filter.

But on that note, here we are again, with another set of Kanye tweets. This time, the subject is why he canceled the Today Show concert he was supposed to give the day after Thanksgiving. Apparently, during his interview with Matt Lauer, footage (with sound!) of him interrupting Taylor Swift at the VMAs was played, and Kanye found it particularly distracting and/or disrespectful, so he pulled the plug on the upcoming gig. For the sake of the reader (and the sake of the English language), I've cleaned up the tweets a bit and put them in paragraph form. Check 'em out:

"I'm not performing on The Today Show for obvious reasons. I'm so happy the world got to see a small piece of "the set up." I blatantly said I'm not performing [on the Today Show] on a tweet … 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'm such an asshole. Cause when I don't perform, oh nooow 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...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!!!

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!"

So, yeah. At least he's not bitter or anything.

Source: Twitter

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