Kanye Cancels ‘Today’ Show Performance, Doesn’t Hate Matt Lauer

Matt Lauer and Kanye West

Following Kanye West’s controversial interview on the “Today” show yesterday, Matt Lauer announced that Mr. West would be returning to the program on November 26 to perform. But the show’s producers didn’t seem to get the memo from Kanye’s camp because he claims he canceled his scheduled appearance after the botched interview. The passionate rapper was glad viewers got to see what happened, but this was only the tip of the iceberg. His battle with the media continues, but before you send hate mail to the “Today” host, heed ‘Ye’s advice: “All positive energy … all smiles.”

Read Kanye’s latest series of tweets below.

I’m not performing on the Today Show for obvious reasons. I’m so happy the world got to see just a small piece of “the set up”

I blatantly said I’m not performing on a tweet and to everyone around me 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 such an asshole…. cause when I don’t perform oh noooow 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!!!

…And 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!

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13 Comments

  1. From Tokyo

    Well dang, brother, which one is it?

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  2. Blame Game

    Good for him! The Today Show wanted to act shady towards him and still use him for their ratings, but Kanye is taking a stand.

    #IwillBEbuyingMYbeautifulDARKtwistedFANTASYnovember22

    ^ Put that in your comment if you’re buying Kanye’s new album.

    #IwillBEbuyingMYbeautifulDARKtwistedFANTASYnovember22

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  3. LOUD

    I would have cancelled to. They totally disrespected Kanye by playing all that footage from the GB interview and the Taylor Swift incident. Like he said we have all made mistakes and he came to respond and ultimately apologize for his actions and they tried to make him feel even worse for what he did. I would have cussed everyone out, left the show and sent Matt a piece of s*** in an envelope. *STAMPED* I’m really starting to respect Kanye as an artist now = )

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  4. Manjeo22

    I’m glad he cancelled.
    #IwillBEbuyingMYbeautifulDARKtwistedFANTASYnovember22

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  5. Joyams

    He REALLY didn’t get the whole point of Twitter…. Go on Facebook and create notes if u wanna write whole books each time. I still think that he takes himself too seriously but whatever, he is a musical genius, that’s all i can say.

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  6. The Dimple Puppet

    #IwillBEbuyingMYbeautifulDARKtwistedFANTASYnovember22 well maybe :)

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  7. K.K.

    Now ‘Ye is the one that shows RESPECTFUL
    he’s a nice guy :)

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  8. aton

    NO ONE MAN SHOULD HAVE ALL THAT LAUER…Cant wait for nov 22 lol

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  9. Rihanna Baby

    i respect him and ….

    #IwillBEbuyingMYbeautifulDARKtwistedFANTASYnovember22

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  10. jhuntdaprodigy

    Total respect for Yeezy, fuck Lauer & The Today Show. I could blatantly see that they were trying 2 make him look like an asshole, and fortunately it didn’t work this time lol. Him not performing just gives me another reason NOT to watch the show on that day lol. Hope him & Shady r gonna be on the AMA’s or PPL’s choice though #IwillBEbuyingMYbeautifulDARKtwistedFANTASYnovember22

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  11. CheChilia

    LET’S GO KANYE! The media is biased and needs reform! I’ve been waiting for someone to do something about this. I think the media wants to transform Bush into looking like he’s forgivable! WELL GUESS WHAT–HE’S NOT FORGIVEN. HE’LL NEVER BE FORGIVEN. HE PUT US IN TWO WARS, CREATED A HUGE BUDGET DEFICIT, AND WAS A FAILURE IN KATRINA.

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  12. TravieMCccoy

    Wow he needs to shut up sometimes

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  13. babygirl

    He is such a drama queen. The BIGGEST DRAMA QUEEN in pop/hip hop music. I do like his music, but he has to bitch about everything. Boo hoo about his interview wasn’t the way he wanted it to be. Everyone gets treated like that.

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