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Kanye West:

HELL NO, I Won't Perform on 'Today'

11/12/2010 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West claims there's no way he's going to perform on the "Today" show later this month -- as he was scheduled to do -- strictly because of the way Matt Lauer and Co. handled his interview about George W. Bush.

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Just hours ago, Kanye went to his Twitter page and pounded out the following message, "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.'"

As we previously reported, Kanye butted heads with "Today" over an interview they aired on Wednesday -- in which Kanye said, "I would tell George Bush, in my moment of frustration that I didn't have the grounds to call him a racist."

As of yesterday, the people at "Today" still expected Kanye to do their show on Black Friday -- but now a rep tells us Kanye's officially out.

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mike    

Who gives a **** about Kanye West and his opinions. He is an overrated, over pampered, over hyped baby who's 15 minutes should be up soon.

1251 days ago
197.

Kathy    

Kanye, Who Really Cares! You are just making yourself looking stupider and stupider everytime you open your mouth!

1251 days ago
198.

Martina    

Wow. Maybe he just doesn't like white people so he's just blaming everybody and everything. Just come out and say it Kanye. Yeah, I went there.

1251 days ago
199.

Matt    

Kanye is a piece of s@#$

1251 days ago
200.

Brandon    

I agree with the homie Stephan. There's, absolutely, no way that you conservative nut jobs can possibly believe the crap you're saying. Kanye's being opinionated is, indeed, to his detriment. You can't really think that any of this has been anything but an antagonistic charade. Matt Lauer wasn't interested in anything but slamming Kanye for his comment. And Bush SURELY doesn't care for anyone in the lower echelons of society... it's just us Negroes that fill that post... mostly. Zealots

1251 days ago
201.

Nan    

And again why is this loser in the press again. He screams racist just like everyother black person does when they have nothing positive to say about any situation prior to understanding the full facts.

1251 days ago
202.

opinion    

THANK GOD! no one wants to see him anyway and the last thing anyone cares about is the comments and thoughts of a total moron! Take a hint Kanye, America has spoken (go away)!!!!!!!

1251 days ago
203.

Kanye who???    

Please do not play on Today, nor tomorrow, nor next week, nor ever again for that matter. You suck anyway. You are a whiner who begs for attention and will do anything to get it. The only unfortuante thing about this and that your mother has to look down and see just how much of a no talent s$%tbag you have turned out to be!

1251 days ago
204.

Natasha    

The saying goes, "Don't go away mad, just go away"!!!!! Kanye is the racist ass and he is so over rated. Matt Lauer keep doing the great job that you do. And for all u Bush haters, at least the man can admit his mistakes, Kanye just gets mad and takes to twitter. What a JERK!!!!

1251 days ago
205.

debbie    

i wouldn't even want that moron on my tv show. he should just go away. i love the today show. why would you ever have him on there performing.

1251 days ago
206.

Rob    

West you are nothing but an obnoxious piece of trash. I seriously hope you are reading these posts. Go back to the ghetto where you belong. There are other people both black and white who have talent who deserve fame and fortune...NOT YOU.

1251 days ago
207.

janet    

West a no talent big mouth. West had no problem ruining Taylor Swift's moment but didn't like it when he got sandbagged. ONLY HE NEVER GOT SANDBAGGED. Is this the only way he can get publicity?

Does anyone really care?

1251 days ago
208.

susie    

Thank God Kanye is not performing!!! Matt Lauer shouldn't have even given him the time of day!

1251 days ago
209.

sheri    

Wow. Could he act any more childish? Who cares about him performing anyways!! He is just embarassing himself.

1251 days ago
210.

judy    

works for me!!

1251 days ago
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