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Kanye Interview

11/11/2010 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Matt Lauer is holding his ground against Kanye West -- claiming he stands by his recent interview with the rapper ... despite Kanye's allegations that Matt manipulated him into showing remorse for George W. Bush

Matt Lauer and Kanye West
Kanye flipped out on Twitter yesterday -- after "Today" aired a clip of the interview -- claiming Lauer "tried to force" his answers during Tuesday's sit-down ... in which the rapper said, "I would tell George Bush, in my moment of frustration that I didn't have the grounds to call him a racist."

But Lauer stood by his interview -- which addressed the rapper's famous post-Katrina remark that Bush "doesn't care about black people" -- airing the entire segment this morning to prove that nothing was taken out of context.

Kanye is scheduled to return to "Today" for a performance on November 26th -- and sources at the show tell us they're still expecting the rapper to show up. 

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46.

Mike    

And Tired black dude!!! Ain't finished with you yet.

Do you think anyone on this board is "embarrassed" because of what Lindsey Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Mel, and whoever because they happen to share the same skin color. H-LL NO!!!! So why would you feel embarrassed because of OJ and Kanye? Do you identify with them that closely? Are you taking responsibility for all black folks who F-UP? Or does feel good to get a pat on the back from your friends when comes out of YOUR mouth?

1405 days ago
47.

passin thru    

what a HACK. (kanye)
he opens his mouth and s h i t just pours out, the b a s ta r d
just cannot help himself....

1405 days ago
48.

commykilla    

Its not that People dont like Kanye because he's black, its that people dont like Kanye because he is an Egomaniac, idiotic, rude, prick.

1405 days ago
49.

REYNALDO    

KANYE IS A BIG ASS HOE.UR A HAS BEEN. NO WANTS TO HEAR U OR C U..........

1405 days ago
50.

Glo    

Go away Kanye! Grow up!

1405 days ago
51.

Timdog    

Lost Respect for Kanye after this interview. George Bush does NOT care about black people and letting Matt Lauer trick him into apologizing was just sad. You were right Kanye and now you just look like a wimpy rapper who backs down.

1405 days ago
52.

Fredo    

I think we all realize that one day, Kanye is going to file for bankruptcy.

1405 days ago
53.

jaydub75    

Ain't no dam way, aint no proud BLACK MAN such as KANGAY WEST pretrays himself to be, gonna be forced into saying anything about anybody esspecial GEORGE BUSH who he felt was a RACIST! DUDE JUST FLOAT AWAY LIKE A BALLOON LET GO BY A CHILDREN.

1405 days ago
54.

CCC    

To Post #48 Mike. Leave Tired Black Dude alone. He's had a hard life carrying all of the black man's woes on his shoulders. He's tired! LOL

1405 days ago
55.

Timdog    

Kanye is Matt Lauer's and George Bush's BITCH!!!!

1405 days ago
56.

Change 2010    

Kayne needs to realize that Black men need to develop responsible behavior or else they'll always be dependent on democrats and prone to calling republicans racist.
Dems are keeping Black America in their back pocket by supporting policies that keep black men in whiney boyhood.
Tough love there.Some people(Kayne)need to hear it.

1405 days ago
57.

Spins22    

“HE TRIED TO FORCE MY ANSWERS. IT WAS VERY BRUTAL AND I CAME THERE WITH ONLY POSITIVE INTENT? I feel very alone very used very tortured very forced very misunderstood very hollow very very misused. I don’t trust anyone but myself! I can’t be everything to everybody anymore. I can’t be everybody’s hero and villain savior and sinner Christian and anti Christ!
“Everything sounds like noise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYTHING SOUNDS LIKE NOISE!!!!!!!” I wish Michael Jackson had twitter!!!!!! Maybe Mike could have explained how the media tried to set him up!!! It’s all a f*cking set up!!!!!”


Ummm this to me sounds like minor paranoia schizophrenia!

1405 days ago
58.

feebee    

"WHO CARES "

1405 days ago
59.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

sooo mean ol matt laur forced him to say he was sorry,,or maybe he trcked him,,hmmmmmmm

1405 days ago
60.

Timdog    

Another black man with a VOICE silenced by the WHITE establishment...

Tupac would have made Matt Lauer pee his pants and checked George Bush for not only letting thousands of poor black New Orleans parrish on the streets of New Orleans but for ruining the country for generations by starting wars and letting the banks run wild on the non-wealthy......

"Kanye West does not care about Black People!!!!"

1405 days ago
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