News: Kanye West Blasts "Today Show" Host, "It's All A F*cking Set Up!!!!"
Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010 12:10PM
Controversial rapper/producer Kanye West has called out "Today Show" host Matt Lauer on blast for reportedly attempting t deceive the Grammy-winner during his appearance on the morning program.
Via Twitter, Yeezy publicly vented his frustration.
"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.... While I was trying to give the interview they started playing the "MTV" under me with audio!!!!!!! I don't mess with Matt Lauer or the Today Show ... and that's a very nice way for me to put it! HE TRIED TO FORCE MY ANSWERS. IT WAS VERY BRUTAL AND I CAME THERE WITH ONLY POSITIVE INTENT. I feel very alone very used very tortured very forced very misunderstood very hollow very very misused. I don't trust anyone but myself! Everyone has an agenda. I don't do press anymore. I can't be everything to everybody anymore. I can't be everybody's hero and villain savior and sinner Christian and anti Christ!" (Rap Radar)
Yeezy accused Lauer of coercing an on-air emotional response out of him.
"I can't take anymore advice!!! I create, I'm creative, I have a good heart, everyone will see and understand one day. Everything sounds like noise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYTHING SOUNDS LIKE NOISE!!!!!!! I don't trust anyone! Very judged very scrutinized very criticized! I want everyone to know I have lows all the time but I make it through them! Yo I really wonder if Matt Lauer thought that sh*t was cool to play the "MTV" clip while I was speaking about Bush? He played clips of Bush and asked me to look at his face while I was trying to talk to him. I wish Michael Jackson had twitter!!!!!! Maybe Mike could have explained how the media tried to set him up!!! It's all a f*cking set up!!!! . This is rock and roll life my people... you can't stop the truth you can't stop the music and I have to be strong or "they" win!!!! . Sometimes it's not simple, some days it's not easy... I just want to create. I love you guys, thanks for the support!" (Rap Radar)
West was reportedly interview to discuss the aftermath of publicly slandering former US President George W. Bush during the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster.
According to West, he stopped by the "Today" show to apologize for his 2005 comments about President Bush's insufficient response to Hurricane Katrina. Recently the incident, where West publicly stated, "George Bush does not care about black people," has made the news again, as Bush calls it the worst moment of his presidency in his new memoir, "Decision Points." The interview hasn't aired yet, but we're definitely going to be DVRing it when it does, if only to see Matt Lauer's "brutal" interrogation tactics. We're sure the "Today" show thanks West for his Twitter rant. Ratings gold. (Zap 2 It)
In a prior interview with Lauer, Bush shared his reaction to Ye's remarks.
"He called me a racist," Bush tells reporter Matt Lauer. "And I didn't appreciate it then. I don't appreciate it now. It's one thing to say, 'I don't appreciate the way he's handled his business.' It's another thing to say, 'This man's a racist.' I resent it, it's not true." ("Matt Lauer Reports")
Check out a recent Kanye West interview below: