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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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46.

ralph    

He doesnt want to perform on black friday because of the word black and its some kind of white conspiracy..." every cracker is a racist"!!!

1351 days ago
47.

Zambonie    

he needs to put on his Big Girls TuTu and twitter off into the sunset

iow GO A-WAY

1351 days ago
48.

Ruzland    

Kanye once again proves he is an utterly disgusting human being.

1351 days ago
49.

Pamela    

Thank god!! I was gonna have to miss the TODAY show on the 26th, cause I can't stand looking at that freak, let alone listening to him. Tell him to just go away, nobody cares.

1351 days ago
50.

mark    

The guy really needs to get over himself.

1351 days ago
51.

Cindy    

At least he was right about Taylor Swift. She shouldn't be getting any awards. If only he could get her to stop that awful singing.

1351 days ago
52.

susieq41    

I never heard of this idiot until he so rudely interupted the music awards. Who cares if he doesn't appear?? He has to get over himself.

1351 days ago
53.

sandra    

Good I am glad he will not be performing. I love the Today's show and would have turned it off when he performed! Kanye is a certifed JERK!

1351 days ago
54.

SportsGrl    

Kanye West is a racist ...

1351 days ago
55.

hahafunnymf    

Child Please!

1351 days ago
56.

Judy    

As far as I am concerned it's no big loss. I would have had to turn the channel anyway!

1351 days ago
57.

bamagirl    

what would your mother think of your behavior

1351 days ago
58.

scott    

I'd like to make a statement...

"Kanye West hates white people"

Its da rock in here...as in crack rock

1351 days ago
59.

scott    

You make the black race look bad.
If you can't take the heat, have another drink, go on the show, and raise hell like you normally do!
Why stop now??

1351 days ago
60.

trish    

And what you did to Taylor Swift was not racist? Give me a break. Grow up!

1351 days ago
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