What better way to start off your Wednesday than with a good old-fashioned Kanye West rant?
Kanye had been known to go off occasionally on his blog, but after his huge controversy with Taylor Swift, he calmed down a bit on public hissyfits. Late last night, he came back with a vengeance…this time, on Twitter. Apparently I should have held off on my Celebrity Tweets post! (Missed it? Shame on your face. Click here and here.)
A little back story – According to MTVNews.com, Kanye did an interview with Matt Lauer of the “Today” Show (which doesn’t seem to have aired yet), who asked him about his appearance on the Hurricane Katrina telethon. If you happened to be somewhere other than planet Earth and missed that whole thing, this is the television appearance Kanye made where he was talking with Mike Myers and blurted out, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Oh God, who could forget the horrified look on poor Mike’s face?! But I digress… Apparently Matt asked him about this particular comment and while Kanye tried to explain his empathy with Bush for having said that and being labeled a racist himself after Swiftgate, Lauer played clips of West interrupting Taylor Swift at the MTV VMA’s. Kanye did not appreciate this. No, he sure didn’t.
Last night he took to his Twitter and went on a rant:
I went up there to express how I was empathetic to Bush because I labeled him a racist and years later I got labeled as a racist…. While I was trying to give the interview they started playing the “MTV” under me with audio!!!!!! I don’t mess with Matt Lauer or the Today Show … and that’s a very nice way for me to put it! HE TRIED TO FORCE MY ANSWERS. IT WAS VERY BRUTAL AND I CAME THERE WITH ONLY POSITIVE INTENT. (Oh no, return of the caps lock!) I feel very alone very used very tortured very forced very misunderstood very hollow very very misused. I don’t trust anyone but myself! Everyone has an agenda. I don’t do press anymore. I can’t be everything to everybody anymore. I can’t be everybody’s hero and villain savior and sinner Christian and anti Christ! I can’t take anymore advice!!! I create, I’m creative, I have a good heart, everyone will see and understand one day. Everything sounds like noise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYTHING SOUNDS LIKE NOISE!!!!!!! I don’t trust anyone!
Very judged very scrutinized very criticized! I want everyone to know I have lows all the time but I make it through them! Yo I really wonder if Matt Lauer thought that shit was cool to play the “MTV” clip while I was speaking about Bush? He played clips of Bush and asked me to look at his face while I was trying to talk to him. I wish Michael Jackson had twitter!!!!!! (Oh boy…)
Maybe Mike could have explained how the media tried to set him up!!! It’s all a fucking set up!!!! This is rock and roll life my people… you can’t stop the truth you can’t stop the music and I have to be strong or “they” win!!!! Sometimes it’s not simple, some days it’s not easy… I just want to create. I love you guys, thanks for the support!
And there you have it. If you piss off Kanye West, he IS going to go off on you. The thing about this is, he just drew even more attention to the news segment and now more people are going to be paying attention to it when it does air. Ah well, as long as there’s an internet, Kanye West is going to use it to tell us why he’s mad.