November 10th, 2010
11:58 AM ET
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.”
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