Kanye West checked in with his Twitter followers (@kanyewest) on Tuesday (November 9), talking about an interview he gave to Matt Lauer of the ‘Today’ show and walking back from his Hurricane Katrina telethon comments that former President George W. Bush “doesn’t care about black people”, which Bush wrote about in his new book being one of the low points of his presidency. But Kanye wasn’t happy with how he was treated by Matt, which may have been the reason he decided to cut down on media interviews. Kanye writes:
Man I’m heading to Abu Dhabi finna go to Ferrari Land YESSSS!!!
….but before I take off let me tell you how they did me at the Today show…
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.
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 sh** 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!!!!!!
Maybe Mike could have explained how the media tried to set him up!!! It’s all a fu**ing 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!
Watch Kanye talk about how in a moment of high emotion he thought he chose the wrong words and President Bush appreciating his apparent remorse during an interview on ‘Today’ on Thursday below.