Kanye West took to Twitter earlier today to blast NBC’s “The Today Show” after an interview with Matt Lauer that ‘Ye called “…a fucking set up.” During the interview, the Chicago emcee was apologizing for his outburst against former President George W. Bush during a Hurricane Katrina fundraiser, when the show’s producers began playing a clip of ‘Ye’s 2009 incident during the MTV VMAs. He went on to accuse Matt Lauer of conducting the interview under false pretenses and attempting to coerce emotional answers out of him. Kanye even went as far to saying that he’s “…do[esn’t] do press anymore.”
Below are a select few of the dozen or so Tweets ‘Ye posted today about the incident. A complete list of his Tweets can be found on his Twitter page.
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.
Very judged very scrutinized very criticized! I want everyone to know I have lows all the time but I make it through them!
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.
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 fucking set up!!!!