Update, 6:50 p.m.: Kanye West's interview with Matt Lauer on "Today" airs Thursday. In a statement, the morning news program said in response to West's tweets, “We look forward to airing Matt Lauer’s interview with Kanye West tomorrow on ‘Today.’”
However, it appears that West isn’t happy with Lauer and “The Today Show.”
West made a visit to the set of the NBC program on Tuesday for a pre-taped interview with Lauer, and immediately after, West took to his Twitter account to vent about his not-so-fun experience. “I don’t mess with Matt Lauer or the Today Show,” West tweeted, “and that’s a very nice way for me to put it!”
In a prior interview with Lauer, former President George W. Bush addresses West and his infamous statement that “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people." West said that he went on “Today” in an effort to express how empathetic he was to Bush, but felt like Lauer had a different agenda.
“HE TRIED TO FORCE MY ANSWERS,” he tweeted. “IT WAS VERY BRUTAL AND I CAME THERE WITH ONLY POSITIVE INTENT… Yo I really wonder if Matt Lauer thought that [expletive] 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.”
West’s latest media battle comes on the heels of his forthcoming album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” which drops on November 22. But fans shouldn't expect anymore media ops with West, or so he says.
“I don’t trust anyone but myself! Everyone has an agenda,” he said. “I don’t do press anymore. I can’t be everything to everybody anymore.”
Please check our predictions and messages from Above for Kanye West.
I think Matt was wrong for talking to Kanye like he was a kid and the hell with Bush, not Matt is his bestfriend, because he got the interview first. Telling Kanye "look at his face, just look at his face". That was wrong and Kanye is a grown man regardless of what he did, you don't belittle men.
Oh, I'm sorry Kanye, did someone call you out on your bull and challenge things you've said and done? Did someone make you feel bad for your actions? Well why don't you do something else unprofessional like pulling out of a performance you already agreed to, so you can have a temper tantrum on twitter instead?
Leave kanye alone. Yall just dont understand him and you probably never will.
Kanye puts the "twit" in "twitter". I don't know why anyone pays any attention to anything he says. Fans of the genre may well be onto a good artist. I wouldn't know, as I'm a metal head from another era. I'm just talking about when this dope gets turned loose into the public. Unfortunately, it seems that the more his name is in print, and the more someone wastes some video by burning his image and words onto it, the more he seems to be encouraged, and the smarter he seems to think he is.
Makes me glad I never had kids. If my child behaved this way, I'd lie about who he is and just tell people he's serving time in prison.
Ye has a huge ego and obviously a drug problem... and a personality problem... and an anger problem... and a relevancy problem... and a nobody gives a &^$$%&# problem!
So what! Who cares?
ya'll need to get off Kanye . haters=/
Kayne West is a immature little baby that to me has no talent and is a spoiled brat. He thinks he is above everyone else. As far as I am concerned he can go bye bye.
I don't know why anyone has not recognized that Kanye West is a man that is hurting and needs grief counseling.
His Mother died suddenly and he was an only child and he just put himself right back into his work after her death.
It seems that he is all alone and is lashing out for help amd noone is there to recommend that he receive help or has his best interest at heart.
I am suprised that the so called experts or media pundents have not recognized how he is hurting instead of just criticising him noone has thought of this it seems people are only interested in his music, apology and not the underlying factors. He is such a talented man and needs the music world to come in and give him moral support.
I hope he gets the professional help he needs because it is hard to get over the death of your Mom and he feels all alone my heart goes out to him because I surely miss my Mom from giving me advice and constructive criticism when needed. My prayers are with him.
Because Kayne West is so outspoken the general public has this negative vibe towards him. The general public use to hate Muhammad Ali when he was young and knockin suckas out and then tellin everyone he was the greatest. He does not fit the stereotypes and they feel threatened by his social courage, even though they would deny it. And let's not talk about the 800lb gorilla in the room.
Why are all you haters commenting on what another person is saying or doing. Kayne is young and brilliant and full of himself. So what! he'll mature as he grows older. All you jealous haters should get a life. And yes lauer did ambush him with that's typical of those professional talking heads. If anybody should apologize it's bush for 8 yrs of mediocrity and gross incompetence.
Kanye, nobody cares anymore, get over it. You go on Today to promote your new album, they have you on because you are a ratings draw. People want to see or hear what stupid thing you will say or do next. Don't blame Matt for doing HIS JOB just as you are doing yours.
I believe Kanye needs healing, period! The loss of his mom got to him in unexpected ways. He is a great artist, too bad he is out of control. That could be fixed. He is next in our celebs911 list. IN the mean while check Charlie Sheen.
After seeing the interview this am I'm more than convinced that West is a moron.
really? Brutal? He is sooooo dramatic.... maybe attention seeking for the album?
LMAO! I thought I was the only one who noticed all the comments Cyberpolice has posted! I'm getting such a laugh from these responses!
I especially love that u recognize that "gravity makes falling of the earth impossible." I got a laugh out of Kanye saying Bush doesn't like black people. It takes bawlz to say that about the pres. on tv. What he did to Taylor was really crappy though. Bottom line...we all have our good moments and our bad moments. Kanye's moments are seen worldwide. Everyone here should just be glad all the stupid things we've said (and we've all said stupid things...i know i'm gonna hear a few more of them after this post) isn't aired for the whole world to see.
Cyberpolice. I am falling in love. Everything u say is so adorably witty...and true! Intelligence AND a sense of humor...hot. Anyway, i like Kanye's music I also like Matt.. Lots of celebrities say stupid things. Let's try to get over it before we pop a vein people.
Kayne calls George W. a racist!???? Kanye looks like the racist here......he interrupts a white person's (Taylor Swift) acceptane speech saying that a black person (Beyonce) better deserved the award and then calls George W. (white guy) racist for not stopping in a predominantly black neighborhood. It's about time you look beyond the color of a person's skin, Kanye, and see people for who they truly are.
Why don't we let this nugga die already?
Kayne.... come on, you nothing but a washed up entertainer trying to make a come back in an era that dosen't want you back. You should meet up with Chris Brown and beat on each other
please shut your mouth nobody cares what you have to say.....you deserve everything your self centered a** gets
I DONT NO WHATS MORE SADDER THE NERDS WHO GET ON HERE AND TRY TO SAY NO ONE CARES BUT ITS SO OBVIOUS THEY CARE CUZ THEY POSTED HERE OR THE FACT THEY THINK KAYNE WILL READ IT
Seriously, does anyone care what kanye west has to say about anyone or anything? I am no great fan of mat lauer but even less so of the over inflated mr west.
The simple answer is yes.
LOL! "I cant be all things to everybody" LOL when was Kanye West ANYTHING to ANYONE! and I am not a BUSH supporter but for this 9 fingered uneducated SCHMUCK to even get 14 minutes of fame is way too much!!
It's silly to hear him talk about how the RESS is always after him.... Well... he give them so much damn ammo (reasons) to nail jim to the cross daily! Yes KANYE,,,, PLEASE STOP DOING PRESS!~!! FOR ALL OF US!
There are numerous photos of Kanye West on this web site and a simple search of them will reveal that he does indeed still have all of his fingers.
Kanye said what he needed to say about George Bush.He dislikes blacks Took him forever to help katrina victims but the texas hurricane came he ran his ass down there so i agree and Kanye west is right they all have a agenda on all blacks fox news everybody I bet is Taylor Swift did the same thing to kanye u wouldnt look at it the same way ur all idiots and need to be very quiet wit ur dumb opinions oh and kanye is rich so hate him if u wanna ur kids listen to him ha ha ha irony
I believe that the better example of irony in your post are your English skills and the fact that you call everyone idiots.
Sorry, I meant about 75% of the people waiting in line for him to sign their CD were white – in Chicago, IL. And I have the pictures to prove this. Also Taylor Swift should be on her hand's and knees thanking Kanye because she would not have a carrer without him. Knowbody even knew who she was outside of Nashville, TN.
Taylor Swift does not have a carrer.
Interesting Fact: I met Kanye at his CD signing a few days before the George Bush statement. He was real cool. Even though the line was going all the way aroun the block on Michigan Avenue Kanye was still smiling and talking to every body like they were his friend. Another interesting fact about that day: About 75% of the people waiting in line for him to sign their CD were black.
EVERY SINGLE WHITE PERSON IN THE WORLD IS GONNA BUY KANYE'S ALBUM WHEN IT COMES OUT ON THE 22'nd. For all of ya'll still crying 5 years later after what he said about Bush and 1 year after the Talor Swift thing YOU CANT KEEP HIM OUT YOUR MIND. Jack Johnson, Muhammad Ali and now Kanye West. In their prime you all claim to hate him but when their gone you say they are the Greatest of all time. Well I aint waiting for YE to die. kanye is a genius and from the looks of this blog he got ya'll addicted to him. Make that money Ye. Chi-Town stand up!
Now you have three things he doesn't have 1) Talent, 2) Ability, 3) Class
Kanye is an idot. Just plain and simple – he's an idiot. He does and says idiotic things and wonders why people want to hold him accountable. He's an idiot.
it is evident you people didn't study english. if you had you know there is no such thing as proper or improper english. english is proper if it is understood by its audience. think b4 you write/text/speak your mind.
LOL you AttempT to wrItE about Proper English/ grammar...? ! try writing out complete sentences
also try this... Try using a capital letter at the beginning of your sentences and maybe a period or something at the end.
Your statement i more like.... "Hi Pot Im Kettle" Im just as ignorant as you. I just don't hav gud grammmmer!"
YOU KNOW AN INTERVIEW WITH LAURER IS GONNA BE BAD WHEN IT STARTS WITH TAKE A SEAT
Kanye is a blubber mouth, luckily I don't watch him or any of those shows meant only to control and limit peoples thinking abilities while diverting attention from meaningful issues. If I want raw news without any puppeteering bbc is right on my dial. This sounds like a test of wits, and kanye got his butt whipped!Next time he opens his mouth to spew garbage he'll remember matt lauer. Oh and bush please go back underground and stay there, you ran an entire nation down the drain and you think anyone cares about your little justification ledger? Katrina is just an example of how poor you are, not only as a leader but as a person as well. As long as this country is still suffering your poor leadership going underground is the least you can do. Matt, kudos for teaching kanye some manners, however if you wish to interview an intellingent black artist, please try john legend or dl hugley!
I once met Kanye after one of his concerts, he was an intelligent, caring, down to earth person. Many of these celebrities are one way in front of an audience, and quite different when the "cameras" are off. I have been very fortunate to live a privleged life, which affords me to meet many celebrities. Trust me, when there isnt an audience, many of these people are quite "normal."
This entire post is false.
I like Kanye. Met him before. Real humble dude believe it or not . Had a fly behind jacket on that I wanted SO bad! I think that he has some personal things that he has to sort out in his mind and pray to learn how to deal with his New Reality.(after his mothers death). Because that is some hard stuff to go through. But this is his new reality and he has to learn how to make the best of it and not letting Matt Lauer and things as such get to him. But I see where he's coming from. Today show had it in for him from the jump.
Every time he opens his mouth all types of garbage comes out and it's the media's fault. Maybe if he thought for one second before just spewing all types of retarded. Mat Laur isn't exactly a hard hitting interviewer. Can you imagine if he was on the Howard Stern show?
Unless Kanye West has a bizzare medical condtion of eating garbage and the regurgitating it, garbage does not come out of his mouth.
This is one very socially inept individual who other than for singing (if thats what you want to call it)
should always keep his mouth shut.
If Kanye West never opened his mouth again, he would be unable to eat and then die. This is not an acceptable humane solution.
Apparently Kanye still hasn't learned the most important lesson of all: that he's an idiot. Truly one of the dumbest people in show business. I'd put him up against Britney and do a quiz bowl show. I bet she'd edge him out.
Go away, Kanye. Your loud-mouthed stupidity is so old.
Palin vs. Kanye! I love it. Glad to here you all doggin the guy. How in the hell is this guy such a rich s.o.b? I think the guy is on drugs are is a total lush to be capable of saying and doing what he does. Hey Kanye, join AA and get unjuiced man!!!
Kanye really gives Blacks a bad name...
And what name would he give them? It seems more like he is giving people surnamed West a bad name.
Kanye or as George W calls him..Conway. Is a big fat over rated cry baby. Has this idiot ever been happy? Who listens to this moron? I've seen his work, and I'll just say people throw the word "talented" around a bit loosely these days. He's ok, but if he never spoke again I wouldn't be upset. Twitter rants? Really?
Quoting George Washington and claiming he knew that one day Kanye West would be important to America seems a bit far fetched to me. To answer your question as to who listens to Kanye, millions of people as he is a multi million selling platinum recording artist. I doubt his mom bought them all as she wasnt alive to see the last one released.
West is totally irrelevant. I can't think of anyone I could care less about.
My comment didn't get posted...
I attempted to instruct the articles' author (Gavin Godfrey) on the fine art of an actual "slam" since, in my opinion, Kanye didn't really slam Matt Lauer....
Either my example was too harsh (i.e. censored) or it hit too close to home.
Well, I may have gone overboard with my "panty-waste" remark...
There are a few words and phrases that CNN does not allow to be posted on this site.
Neither Lauer nor West are relevant in any real sense–they are entertainers.
West will not be remembered in ten years.
Lauer is not a journalist, he's considered "talent" by the news division.
Both have large egos and like to be looked at.
West may be remembered years hence, but only for what I am sure will be his inevitable appearance on "Celebrity Rehab" along with Sarah Palin, Kate Goslin and the like.
Oh I get it. Its ok to hire a ghost writer, then completely overdub, over engineer, over sample music, but if an interviewer tries to color an interview he is conducting, that is unacceptable. Which is more real? Kanyes music, or the audio from one of those baby commericals where they auto tune the infants vocals.
Sounds like Kanye is getting a taste of his own medicine...he's crying about how he was treated while being interviewed about the way HE has treated others in the past.
Then keep your mouth shut next time you idiot..
So basically he's crying about being called out for playing the race card. He should be able to make any outrageous statement he likes and not be "force my answers".
He doesn't have a clue of how absurd his "I shouldn't be called out for saying idiotic things" position is.
Three idiots – Bush, Lauer and West. Who cares what any of them have to say – about anything??????
Apparently YOU DO...not only did you navigate to this article to read it, but you also care enough to comment...JUST SAYIN. ;o)
I could not have said it any better!
could it be? could we be so lucky that kanye stays out of the media? i doubt it, but one can hope that we will get some time where we don't have to listen to him spout garbage. kanye is by far the worst musician to walk the earth. william hung was better. true story.
I can't be mad at Kanye... The TODAY Show only deals with what is relevant. Kanye happens to be that. If he wasn't the people, commenting and saying that he wasn't relevant, would not be commenting. The reason why we are even looking at this article is because Kanye West (an artist that has music in the charts, along with videos) said something to Matt Lauer and we wanted to find out, if it was as ridiculous as it normally is, or was it just something hyped up.
To me, Kanye didn't say anything that a lot of celebrities haven't already said. Lauer and crew start off buddy buddy, but when the camera's are on, they press you about all things negative that is currently in all of the headlines, or at least the gossip magazines.
No one has dropped all of that stuff from their mindset. And even if you have, the news keeps repeating everyones past transgressions like it just recently happened.
Relevancy depends on which media outlet you are on. He was on one of the biggest day time news shows, of course he's relevant. Stupid, but they aren't talking about any of us commenting on here.
He is such a tool.
Who in this world gives a **** about Kanye West or his opinion!! Personally I'm tired of seeing his face!
You wanted your face on tv and you got it. Dont be so naive and say you didnt know what was coming. You've been around plenty long enough to know you dont trust the media. STOP IT!!!!!
Then why didn't he stop the interview, you know, since it was being pre-taped? He ain't fooling nobody. He likes the attention and gets it by creating a fuss.
Need a "Like" button for Bannab's post...lol
Can we *please* get this man to co-host a news show with Sarah Palin?
Somebody give him a pacifier.
Waaaa,waaaaa. Poor little racist baby need a hug?
Well, he did tell the truth about Bush. Nothing Bush says now will ever change that fact of history. It took the US 2 days to drop tons of food during a tsunami in India but it took Bush 6 days to drop a bottle of water to its own tax paying US citizens. You may not like what Kayne said or how he said it, but he told the truth!
Truth? I think not! He admitted to Lauer that it was his emotions getting the better of him – which is what happened with the Taylor Swift incident. Hopefully he will learn from his mistakes this time.
While the horrors of Katrina were (are) very real & the people who were stranded suffered very real hardships, much of the suffering could have been avoided if they had evacuated when they were advised to – mandatory evacuations aren't declared without justification & Katrina is a perfect example. Many (not all) chose to stay. And then blamed the government for not taking care of them in a situation that they could have avoided. Those of us in tornado country wish we had the 2 – 5 day notice that New Orleans had before the storm hit. We're lucky if we have 30 minutes! And when a tornado wipes out an entire town -we're there helping each other intead of waiting for the government to rescue us.
Kanye needs to keep his mouth shut & count to 100 before he says or does anything. Talent or not, he needs to think before acting on any of his impulses. And quit playing the race card & blaming others for your problems.
Who the heck is Kenny West?
Man yaw need to get off his testicles that man making money taking care of business
Bush and Kanye are both puppets of Satan and their purpose is to divide the people with trivial matters. This tactic prevents humans from reaching their full potential and hinders progress across the globe. I can't wait for the day I'm put into the ground.
Listen to what "music"?? He doesn't make any music!! Rap MAY be considered a genre of "entertainment" but it is NOT music!! And more to the point, just because a person makes a lot of money, and his making that money doing what he does, does not give him or anyone else the right to be an a** nor does it buy him forgiveness. To be known for Rap and stupidity is a double joke, and not to worry–with his mentaility, he'll be washing cars soon enough.
Kanye West has turned himself into a joke! There's no denying he's talented, but people, including myself, have lost patience and interest in him. He's a self-centered egomaniacal BABY who needs constant attention to fill some giant empty void. It's gone from news-worthy to pathetically sad.
"Kanye West" & "Positive Intent" are never going to be truly believeable being said in the same sentence. Hey Mr. West, bring your ego WAAAY down or just go away.
yo blkshp: it's easy to get ignorant when talking about kayne. he's the most arrogant hot mess around. how can one not get ignorant? he thinks MUCH to highly of himself and it's offensive.
Kanye has to rember that today show needs rateings
If i were an artist i'd kill for so many people to have an opinion on me. Good job Kanye.
Lots of intelligece on here...yup...ivy league world leaders...future looks really bright for us all...
West is a liberal stooge who needs to go away. Take the Kardashians with you.
I'm no fan of Matt Lauer – he gives bad interview – always interrupting people – but aside from that I wish this idiot would shut up already!!
It's amazing how much you hate kanye west and you know nothing of his work. He transcends rap.
The problem is your lack of respect for an African American success story and the fact he is rich
Cause: your lack of education and racist upbringing
Solution: listen to his music. Seek first to understand then to be understood. I think you will then learn more about kanye west his universal appeal and true talent
Benefit: make america a better place with more evolved people who wouldn't be so blinded by race
Just because you like his music doesn't mean that everyone should. I've heard it, and I think it is absolute garbage. 808s and Heartbreak is some of the worst pop I've ever listened to. It is laughable that you bring education and race into the issue. Just admit that Kanye is a toolbox, and that's why people don't like him. There have been talented black entertainers for decades, but Kanye gets rough treatment because he brings it on himself. I could give a rat's behind whether or not Kanye is black and successful. It is his public persona that is so atrocious and entertaining to me. He is a slow-motion train-wreck.
Who in the world cares what Kenye West thinks or says about anything? Actually he has proven that he doesn't think-period. Actions do speak louder than words, and in his case, both his words and actions have shown pure ignorance. And dare I say--racism on his part????
Kanye likes fish sticks.
Funny, some people's comments on here toward Kanye are more ignorant then Kanye himself is supposed to be.
I'm sorry, why did you put his name in parenthesis? It's his birth name.
Relax with the caps lock.
My family lived next door to his parents. When kayne was born he was so ugly his mother carried him around
up side down for 9 days thinking he only had one eye.
Kanye has always been the guy we love to hate. I personally enjoy some of his music. He is very talented. However he is very aware of the things that he has said and done in the past and should expect for low lifes like lauer to act beneath him. He has learned from his mistakes he just wants to continue to live his life and do wat he loves to do make music.
It don't matter what he do bcuz @ da end of da day he's rich and U aint.. So f all ya haters.
money does not bring happiness and this troubled man is a great example – love conquers all – love is the reason why we exist and when people find love (not just intimate love) they find happiness and serenity – its free to anyone willing to surrender theirfoolish pride and help their fellow man/woman – money is not happiness people
He may be rich but his personality and character are bankrupt – let this be a lesson to the world stage – he's giving a lot of people a valuable lesson in life – let's hope he can turn his life around and find happiness – sad man
He's a jack ass...
kanye is a gay fish
Kanye might be a douch, but I guarantee when his album drops it'll make a ton of money. The funny thing is I'm guessing most of you aren't even the demographic he is aiming for. Let's face it, people love a. holes b/c it makes them feel better about themselves. Its always so funny all you haters are commenting about some one you said doesn't deserve the time of day.....so why even post???
Just my 2cents
Matt Lauer typically knows his stuff and knows how to get controversial answers out of people. If Kanye wanted to talk about Bush and be done with it he should have gone on Regis and Kelly.
Also I watched the Today show this morning and they made it seem like Kanye regretted his comments which seems to be the point he was trying to get across. I'm not sure what the issue was.
I heard he loves fish sticks and is also a gay fish.
And that he is a tool. Don't forget the tool part.
What it boils down to is that Kanye lacks any sort of self-control or the ability to edit himself. His actions with Taylor Swift is a great example of that. He could be a Fullbright Scholar with a Nobel Prize and he still could not control himself and that's where he makes a fool of himself.
Kayne is worthless and I wish he would have been in new orleans so we could have made sure he stayed there forever
Kanye West has an estimated net worth of over 70 million dollars.
Matt Lauer will be around long after Kanye quits making money. It's hard to believe that Kanye's mother was a college proffersor. She had so much class and he acts so ghetto. I'll be so glad when he falls off the Earth.
Gravity will make falling off the earth impossible.
At da end of da day
It really don't matter
What he does, bcuz he's
Rich and U aint.
Why don't you try selling that to Kanye so he can make a bad song with it.
I write you in hopes that you will never post on any website ever again.
Kanye got the today show and parlayed it into the CNN blogs. I Had no idea he was even on the today show, but I do now! Weirdo, sure. But despite all the hate, kanye sure knows how to generate a buzz, which usually generates $$$$. He wins
KANYE – GO AWAY.
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Kanye sux anyway, so does Matt lauer, but kanye is a talentless POS! i would love nothing more than for him to keep his big fat mouth shut forever. He is such a tool!
Hey Kanye... Fishsticks.
Whaa Whaa whaa Mat hurt my feelings,
Kanye is this Kanye is that. Why is self centered a bad thing? I certainly don't care for anyone but myself. All of you people bad mouthing him are exactly the same as him, but he has the power of the media to make sure you hear it. Stop being so angry.
looking at all these comments, i see why people think americans are stupid. HOW CAN YOU SAY KANYE is STUPID and IRRELEVANT when hes making the best, most thoughtful music out today??? is it because hes black? is it because he raps? thats like me thinking every white person that likes country is a racist. whch is is by no means true. the craziest thing is that people act as if there is a lot of music out there better when there isnt. youre just mad that a rapper is the best musician out right now and you cant do a THING about it. just like when michael jackson had his run in. yooure so quick to hate a black man its sickening.
Matt Lauer is glib
Kanye, you are nothing to me, so you're already succeeding in your brand-new attempt to stay out of the media, though I don't see this lasting much longer than my morning cup of joe.
The only fish that can be gay is a dolphin, because dolphins are gay sharks.
Of the many adjectives that can be used to describe Kanye West, uninteligent isn't one of them. (His mother was a well respected college professor.) I would direct readers to an earlier post which noted that the Today Show has a modus operandi when interviewing guests. Matt Lauer's agenda was to continue the controversy created by Kanye's irresponsible behavior during the MTV awards. That Kanye recognized this fact doesn't make him a whiner, just observant.
I don't care what his Mom was......he is ignorant!! A semi-smart person wouldn't have pulled, what he did, with Taylor Swift.
I don't care if Kanye's mom was college professor or if his dad was an astrophysicist. Kanye himself is one dumb s.o.b. All you have to do is read anything he has ever written or said. His english language skills are a laughingstock.
Cynthia I TOTALLY AGREE with YOU! The masses can say what they want BUT UNintelligent is NOT one of them! He knows how the business goes and he was just making us AWARE of what was going on in the interview! I LIKE KANYE and being an OUTSPOKEN person has ALWAYS in LIFE BEEN seen as a PROBLEM! by the people who WISH they could have had that courage to SPEAK THEIR OWN THOUGHTS, WHAT EVER THEY MAY HAVE BEEN. "Why do you look at me as DIFFERENT?" "I Wonder WHY are you ALL the SAME?" this is just a phrase I Love.
Curious as to how much of himself and his $$ that West gave to Katrina and New Orleans.
Poor Kanye.......Don't dish it out, if you can't take it!! LOSERRRRRR!!!!
Kayne you are a BIG MESS, The Taylor Swift thing you did was just bad. Before that was what you said about Bush being a racist. Just remember Kanya people never remember the good but ale=ways remeber the bad, so sounds to me you have issues.
Bush had accepted Kanyes apology. Howard Stern was right. Look what barb did to ricky martin. This is not the first time Matt has done this. Everyone is so quick to keep labeling Kanye & keep bringing up mistakes he has made. Kanye has consistantly tried to make amends and realizes the truth behind what goes around comes around. Do I feel sorry for him NO. Does he feel sorry for himself NO. He understands how the business is & runs. There are more IMPORTANT MATTERS OUT THERE SUCH AS GLOBAL WARMING, ENDING WORLD HUNGER, The cholera matter that is taking more & more lives. Everyone is NOT perfect, lets live & let live.
what a slam! lol
Oh, Kanye, you don't get that TV thing, do you? If you say it on live TV, it gets taped and it gets played over and over again. If you don't want to hear your own words over and over, then keep your mouth shut while the cameras are rolling. At the very least, you should be willing to take responsibility for your own words and the consequences for having said them.
Kayne, just go away already, please?
This is an example of another extremely uneducated, unintellegent, egotist who thinks he matters. Get a life you idiot.
kanye? who gives a sh it what kanye thinks? Kanye dislikes bush? One thing they have in common is: the more interviews they do, the more they look like idiots.
I love the use of the English Language by Kanye, maybe if he would spend a little more time studying proper English more people might take him serious – because right now he just sounds like an uneducated fool.
West is a joke. the sad thing is that he's so rich for being a joke. people need to NOT buy his music – that way we can give him a reality check that he's not the greatest person/musician in the world like he thinks he is!
Kanye, quit crying!! if you don't like the 'game' of show business then get out of it and go back to college and get a job, homie!
Kanye West is like the herpes: You never know when you're going to have an outbreak, but when you do, it's not pretty.
Look at all these haters. Kanye isn't the only person who's said this happened on the today show. So what if he's outspoken? He's one of the biggest acts of the past 25 years...its his perogative. If he's so irrelevant and "nothing to no one" then why are you here commenting about it?
Uh, you never were "everything to everybody" in the first place!!!!
I think President Bush has shown nothing but class in this situation, and Kanye just keeps digging the hole deeper. I think this guy has a serious problem.
Kanye is an idiot; however, if Kanye's comment was the worst moment of Bush's presidency, then Bush is a bigger, self-absorbed idiot. To think that he stood on the rubble of the Twin Towers, sent thousands of American soldiers to their deaths in Iraq, flew over NOLA as Americans starved and drowned in Katrina, and drove the nation's economy into a recession, I'm absolutely flabbergasted that anyone would have any respect whatsoever for this man. A personal comment by a rap singer was worse to him than some of the worst events in American history. Nothing is important to George W, Bush except George W. Bush. He is the lowest of the lowest class.
Poppy, Bush's attack from Kanye was not the "worst event" of his presidency, he considered it the worst personal attack on his character. In his mind, being called a racist to millions of people by an influential pop-star WAS worse than criticism of Katrina, 9/11, economy, wars. People have the right to criticize over actual events/actions, but what Kanye said was a straight-up lie.
I use to like West but after the last few incidents in the media, I really don't care for him anymore. Its unfortunate that when some of these celebrities use Twitter and the media to express their opinions they come off looking like total idiots. WEST is one of them! It still bothers me what he did to that singer at the award show.
Miss Swan...while aide may not have been fast to the people of N.O. ..if u want to see people rotting and dying look @ Haiti..only people helping them r missionaries...out of all their money Clinton has only used a million on shelters...and they arent even finished!
As poor and ill informed as the statement MS Swan made, she was referring to things that have happened in America and a comment that was relevent to the topic at hand.
Oh Matt Lauer forced my answers, it was brutal. Pansy
Kanye, grow up. matt lauer, your amazing. kanye, your music sucks as you do, go disappear into your little golddiggin hole and stay there.
Kanye is an idiot, but even idiots can be right once in a while.
And of course he has an agenda – boost his & the network's ratongs. It's not news anymore, it's called sensationalism & entertainment Kanye. You know, get up on a stage or other public forum & make an ass of yourself just for the attention. You should be familiar with that!
Indeed, Mcboo. Well said!!!
kanye...GROW UP !!!!
The Today Show has an agenda just like everyone else in the media. I'm sure they weren't pleased with Bush coming off looking as good as he did. The whole reason you have Kanye on after that is to undermine Bush. If he's not doing that willingly you have ot force the issue like Lauer ded.
Kanye West? Who is that?
Kanye Omari West born June 8, 1977 is an American rapper, singer and record producer for Roc-A-Fella Records.
Kanye West is a joke....he needs to take responsibility for his actions. Don't do interviews anymore, thats cool – you only make yourself look bad when you do them....why do you think people want to interview you....to make you look like a fool.
Just another piece of urban trash with a "the man is out to get me, so I have an excuse to be an ignorant a55hole" complex. money and success can't make ignorant trash smart and classy
I think George Bush rounding up and letting thousands of black people rot, starve, and die after Hurricane Katrina more than backs up Kanye's statements about Bush.
Not a fan of Bush either, but Katrina was hardly his fault. Some people are just too stupid to help. Oh, and Kanye is a poor excuse for a man.
I don't think that Bush did the best job responding to Hurricane Katrina – but "letting thousands of black people rot, starve...etc" is a little dramatic. In fact, that is just a really stupid statement and lacks any intelligence period.
Besides, I didn't realize that there were only black people that lived there? Kanye is ignorant and you are too.
Yeah, like all that he did for Africa (more than any other president)
I can't stand Bush (but respect him) and I love Kanyes music (but see he's a d bag sometimes)
So think before you say some stupid shiz and repeat someones bs
Not a Bush fan either but he did not bring on Katrina. And if help did not come quickly I would have figured out a way out or to help. The world is not setup to give handouts to everyone. That affair ended up as survival of the fittest.
Can you think of a better time to round them up than when it's hard for them to get away? Bush saw low hanging fruit and picked it.
I do not know of a single person who has the power to force a large group of people to move into a city.
Kanye West is a COMPLETE joke! When you look at him you see ALL of the things that you would NEVER want to be!
Kanye West is actually a human being.
Your attention please! Kanye is a turd. Please make note of it for future reference. That is all.
Kanye West is actually a human being, unlike Lil Wayne who is not.
KANYE IMA LET YOU FINISH, BUT FIRST I GOTTA TALK ABOUT KATIE KOURIC
Dan, yes, Lauer is a genius compared to Kanye.
who listens to the crap he calls music anyway! lucky for him being a popular musican requires no talent these days or he would be working at a car wash! if you suck as bad as he does you have to do something to keep your name out there!
Kanye West is a multi platinum selling recording artist, so obviously millions of people listen to him.
let's have a toast for the douce bags
Might i inquire as to where one can obtain a "bag of douce?"
Kanye is a nut...and he looks like a crazy squirrel
Kanye, your are nothing to no one
Everyone, it's YOU'RE not your!!!! I can't stand that!!!!
WELL MIKA THATS JUST YOURE OPININ
Kayne, do us all a favor and just put one in your ear.
By "put one in your ear," I am assuming you mean one ear from some headphones as you desperately want Kanye to hear your demo tape. Just a word of advice: saying "please" always helps!
Let's all have a pitty party for Kanye – we'll invite all the people he's insulted over the years. The award shows – not just the Taylor Swift fiasco – all the other ones where he jumped on stage & declared that he should have been the winner or yelled from the audience. Matt sure didn't seem like he had an agenda & so what if he did, Kanye's comments about George Bush in addition to being insulting did not belong at a concert honoring people who lost their lives & first responders on Sept 11th. Kanye admits that he was angry when he slammed the President so why did it take him so long to admit it? (I was going to say apologize, but he never did) No one is interested in your opinion Kanye so – good idea, you said it yourself – Stop talking to the media!!
Kanye, you know you're doing great when you have a lot of haters!!! Give yourself a pat on the back!!! :-) They hate you make the money!!!!
Kanye please shut the H E L L UP!.....If you dont want the press, dont make the music you're so desparately trying to promote!.......and stop saying stupid S H ____ T!
What a self absorbed idiot he (West) is. He is irrelevant. follow up on your promise Kanye and just disappear there are enough buttheads in the world without you adding to the inventory.
I so agree with you
Me three. Kanye feel free to do something else really stupid so we can all laugh and point!
Poor K West he's so mentally challenged. Matt L rules and knows how to kick butt.
It's all about "Kanye" as usual. Makes a statement then can't back it up."W" was very classy in his response about "Kanye's" statement on MTV. Grow up "Kanye"!
Kanye isnt who we should support, CHECK THIS DUDES MUSIC OUT, SOOO GOOD http://www.reverbnation.com/tdatrufe
how can you say "WE"...possibly YOU don't care to listen, but he does have fans who do. As far as the Today Show....never agree to be interviewed by a REAL journalist if you have things to hide....they are there to get the story that the majority would like to know!
I believe Kanye. I remember Howard Stern saying the exact same thing about the Today Show. Before the cameras roll the "host" is all chatty. When the lights go on they steer the agenda and paint the picture. I don't know anything about Kanye as a celebrity or performer. Nothing. I believe what he is saying is consistent with other stories I've heard about doing interviews on that show.
KANYE.....WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE..... MATT LAP-DOGG IS A P.O.S. AND CELEB WANNA-BE. DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF.... AND SUFFER TOOL BAGS GLADLY...
OF COURSE HE HAS AN AGENDA LIKE KATIE "MARX" COURIC AND NANCY "LENON" PELOSI!
PEACE OUT BRO
Kloud, let me give you an analogy you'll understand...
You come to my house fully knowing that I'm going to slap you down. So when you get slapped down, why would complain you that you didn't see that coming when you knew full well it was inevitable?
Give me a break. And if you wish to refer to past leaders – lenon is really lenin, you dolt. Oh, and since you won't know what that is: A person who is stupid and entirely tedious at the same time. Many times they are oblivious to their own mental incapacity.
Obvious troll is obvious
Kanye might suck on a personal level but he's no where near how bad the media is.
Kanye is a piece of garbage – the press shouldn't give him any air time ...
honey he cares nothing about you & your little comment!
Mika, I hate to tell you this, but he cares nothing about you either.
Yeah, but I sure liked her comment. Way to go Melinda.
Gange West is a clown.
I agree, what a dork that he considered the interview with Matt brutal. You know what was brutal? What he did to Taylor Swift, now that was low class, ignorant, and a person that lacks education and knowledge does that. West likes picking on girls and not man enought to deal with the real world and real men like Matt B.
Kanye West is actually a person though popular belief is currently that he is a "POS."
What a joke, Kanye West taking on Matt Lauer in a battle of wits. Sorry West but you will lose that one.
Oh yea, Matt Lauer is a real genius.
The only winner in that battle is the people who don't watch it.
I'm sure Kanye isn't the brightest, but I hate Matt Lauer. Anderson Cooper for the win.
Kanye sounds like a big "cry baby". He brought this upon himself.
Kanye West is 33, I believe he is to old to be an infant.
Hardly a "SLAM", CNN.
Kanye is very talented but, he needs to be more humble.
Why is Kane West still relevant??
Because he makes people money, Joe. That's all it takes.
Kanye, you just need to shut your mouth . . . it's not the press, it's not everyone else, it's not someone else's agenda, you're just stupid and impetuous. Next time you get the urge to say something . . . DON'T!!
Ok, this from a boy who interrupted someone else's award acceptance speech. He still hasn't grown up. Obviously he's afraid of living with the consequences of his own actions.
Really Kanye, how childish.
What a HUGE baby West is. Get him a diaper. The best thing that comes from this is he might not do any more interviews. He thinks that's a threat. LOL.
Everybody needs to fallback off Kanye. Freedom of speech is what I thought he expressed. People didn't like what he had to say but the truth hurts. I don't feel people should have to sugarcoat they're words for nodoby, especially the media. Stay true to You Kanye.
Oh, & he never officially apologized. All he said is that he should've choose his words differently based on he didn't have enough evidence to support his statement he made concerning Katrina.
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