There is not a week that goes by where the beloved ego maniac Kanye West isn't popping up in the media one way or another. Only a few weeks ago he was on the positive end of criticism for his extravagant self indulgent yet well crafted short film for his upcoming album. This week the Kanye LOVE<>HATE barometer is pointing in the wrong direction after his painfully awkward appearance on the US Today Show. The Today show set up Kayne pretty unfairly by showing him footage they had of George Bushes reaction to Kayne previously branding him a racist, some think the former president has claimed to the lowest point of his time in office (boo hoo, seriously?).
Kanye West told the Today show that he regretted his infamous “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” comment, saying “I would say of George Bush, in my moment of frustration, I didn’t have the grounds to call him a racist. But I believe that in a situation of high emotion like that, we as human beings don’t always choose the right words.”
But West didn’t at all appreciate how the whole exchange was set up. Yesterday, after the taping, West Tweeted, “let me tell you how they did me at the Today show.” He went on to say, “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. … 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.”
Watch the PAINFUL interview here...