Whoever eventually writes the Seven Days In May-style exposition of the Kanye West/George W. Bush/Today Show fallout just got himself another chapter, as the U.S. is still unpacking a matryoshka doll of nested hurt feelings and massively bruised massive egos. Following an ambush by the Today Show’s Matt Lauer, when Lauer cunningly underscored Kanye’s apology to Bush with video of Kanye interrupting Taylor Swift at the VMAs—a disaster sandwich on hubris bread, like a double-exposed film of the Twin Towers falling overlaid with the Hindenburg disaster—Kanye declared that his scheduled Today Show performance for this morning was canceled, despite Lauer averring at the end of said interview that he would do it. As Kanye posted on his Twitter, which is his safe place:
“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!!!”
However, even though Kanye backed out of his performance and is noooow crazy and a jerk, he wanted to make it clear that he doesn’t have any ill will toward the show, because that’s not what he’s about:
I don't hate Matt Lauer… We don't promote hate. That's the whole point!!! I promote love and truth!… All positive energy … all smiles. Much love to Matt and the whole Today Show. I accept ya'll future apology in advance LOL!"
Kanye is currently promoting love and truth in Dubai, where his “hotel robe got me feeling like a sheik.” Is he saying the Arabs were behind this the whole time????!