Kanye West Cancels “Today” Show Performance


It all started when an emotional George W. Bush told the “Today” show’s Matt Lauer Wednesday that the lowest point in his career was when Kanye West said Bush “doesn’t like black people.”

Kanye decided to go on the today show to clear the air. But, in true Kanye fashion, something got blown out of proportion.

Kanye decided he didn’t like the way Matt Lauer and the “Today” show handled his interview regarding Bush, which aired Friday. The rapper claimed the host “tried to force my answers.” He also objected to the playing of footage of his infamous MTV Video Music Awards confrontation with Taylor Swift.

Ever since the interview was filmed on Thursday, Kanye has been quite outspoken about his negative feelings towards the “Today” show’s handling of the interview, making it all public on Twitter.

Kanye has cancelled his scheduled performance on the show the day after Thanksgiving — a rather big day for the “Today” show, in terms of ratings. Kanye tweeted, “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.'”

But, aside from all this drama, it seems like Kanye accomplished what he set out to do — sincerely apologize to Bush. “I would tell George Bush, in my moment of frustration that I didn’t have the grounds to call him a racist,” he said. Kanye admitted that he was speaking out of an emotional state, after Hurricane Katrina, and that he did not comprehend the full situation.

Just wondering…when does Kanye NOT cause drama?



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