Kanye Cancels ‘Today Show’ Performance

November 12th, 2010 // 44 Comments

But he didn’t say nothin’ bout no volcanos. — Psyche! Them bitches are hot.

Following the airing of his interview with Matt Lauer, Kanye West went on another Twitter rant claiming the video vindicated his previous rant while also expressing disbelief that The Today Show didn’t read this tweet as a clear cancellation of his performance later in the month. Jumped the post, again, because someone’s a talker:

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”
I blatantly said I’m not performing on a tweet and to everyone around me and the next day they still announced a performance.
Do you guys see what I’m saying now… this is just a small slice of the day to day bullshit that goes on that helps to precipitate…
… the idea that I such an asshole…. cause when I don’t perform oh noooow I’m the one that’s crazy or a jerk!
If I hadn’t tweeted about how they set me up at the show they would have never played the extra footage that displayed how disrespectful…
I want you guys to look at that footage and start to put everything together now. It’s very simple to call someone angry or spoiled or…
the one thousand names I’ve been called but it’s harder to try to take a look at what’s really behind the curtain.
I’m so happy that my real fans are not as “basic” as the media makes them out to be… Did you see them try to justify playing the audio…
under my interview. Yo sometimes you’re just wrong and it ain’t nothing you can say to justify it believe me I know!
Right now I’m not complaining. I’m tweeting because I’m so happy you guys got to see this shit really go down!!!!! : ))))))!!!! FINALLY!!!
…And I don’t hate Matt Lauer… We don’t promote hate. That’s the whole point!!! I promote love and truth!
… we’re all products or our environments … reflections of our surroundings…
You know what ….WE OFF THAT!!!… They made a mistake… they thought they could pull it but they couldn’t! That was just a small…
…representation of a bigger media play that’s been going on since the beginning of time.
All positive energy … all smiles. Much love to Matt and the whole Today Show. I accept ya’ll future apology in advance LOL!

“Yo, I pacifically told my boy Crisp Mike in the car the other day I ain’t doing no Today Show performances, so I don’t get why them bitches think I’d still be giving them my juice. I done told Crisp Mike, y’all. Plus I’m pretty sure the driver heard me say that shit, too. See? This is exactly what’s beyond the curtain if y’all’d just Dorothy the fuck up. Matt Lauer precipitating me since the dinosaurs and shit. Boy came up out the ooze and started calling me a bitch. It’s the truth. But I tweeted my magic, yo, and suddenly I’m on TV! They can’t stop my fans, y’all. Them people are basic! Now everybody saw I was clearly wronged that day, so it’s cool now. We cool. I already looked into the future and saw their apology. I’m like a clair voyage, son. You think you know the destination, but only I do. Because it’s a voyage. That’s Shakespeare. We off this!!!!!”

Photos: WireImage


  1. friendlystoner


  2. Kayne East

    And nothing of value was lost.

  3. Kanye Cancels his performance. Once announced, the Today show ratings went UP.

  4. molly

    i dont care what anybody says i love this man
    so hilarious

  5. aaron

    I vote for ‘Taylor Momsen’ as his Today Show Concert Series replacement!

  6. first

    first baby

  7. Lady Blah Blah

    Get rid of this narcissistic, hypersensitive whiner! They should have a photo of him in the DSM (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).

  8. dumbass

    why can’t he perform in front of a real volcano, then fall the fuck in?

  9. eatme

    meh, i hate kanye, but who didn’t see this coming after that cunt lauer did his best to further ridicule kanye post interview. do people here seriously not think that lauer is a total douche sleezeball? lauer has too much sperm in his diet. this is actually making me like kanye a little more (up from zero) for sticking up for himself.

  10. AZrock

    This negro (I am black so I can say that word) has some severe God Delusion shit going on. Is he talented? That’s subjective, Is he articulate? No, his monosyllabic responses on the Today show proves that he is actually a college drop-out. Is he an ass-hole, yes. OK we get it, you feel as if you are the {voice of a generation, next Michale Jackson, God-sent new breed of fashion lovin, stripper fucking neo-breed of negro} = asshole.

    Once again we get it…. Will you please now take your black ass somewhere other than here a.k.a. Life and take whatever money you have and bounce. Your ego and mental problems have over-shadowed your muzac. You are now like a black male bitch version of Lindsey Lohan….

    Stop taking yourself seriously and just go the fuck away….

  11. RoboZombie

    OK, I tried posting this the other day, but I think it got pulled.

    Kanye, here are a few suggestions you should try:
    1. Cutting your wrists
    2. Jumping in front of a speeding train
    3. Gunshot to the head
    4. Jumping off a high building or bridge
    5. Hose from the exhaust to your car(with you in it!)

    I left out hanging..that might have gotten the post pulled last time for perceived racism(?).
    Anyway, since you are sooooo damn creative, maybe you could combine one or more of the above to really wow us!

    • Lady Blah Blah

      Kanye, you might also consider:

      6. Eating a taco filled with rice, beans, and crushed glass.
      7. Going to a biker bar in Fresno and knock over the bikes in full view of their owners while insulting them.
      8. Climbing into a lion cage at a zoo.
      9. Jumping off a pier with a cement block tied around your neck.
      10. Having Kim Kardashian and/’or Christina Hendricks defecate while sitting with their full weight on your face.

  12. Kanye West Volcano
    Commented on this photo:

    While he’s at it, can he please cancel his carrer so we don’t have to keep hearing about this waste of skin.

  13. Too bad Fish isnt gay. He could use gayfish gaydar to clear up that one question about kanye

  14. dude

    best fish comments ever. Still rolling.

  15. Peanutty

    Fish, thank you for the What Would Kanye Say moment.
    “But I tweeted my magic, yo, and suddenly I’m on TV! They can’t stop my fans, y’all. Them people are basic!”

  16. LOL. What a complete tool. Does anyone really care what this turd does?

  17. Randal

    Kayne has no talent that’s clear to see. I wish he’d take his black fish stick and come and see me.


  18. Mandi

    “Dorothy the fuck up” is hands down the greatest thing I’ve ever read.

  19. Ashley

    South Park said it best – fish sticks.

  20. puddleduck

    Somebody…. please make him an appointment with MJ’s doctor, Conrad Murray!!

  21. udkcoco

    & your interpretation of his words = fucking magical.

  22. A

    and we care, why?

  23. here-here

    Best idea of the day, hell best idea of the week.

    Fish, can we get puddleduck an award or something for this.

  24. bitingontinfoil

    Aw! Poor bubbies got made, took his ball and went home….it’s hard to take someone who looks like a rabid chipmunk and talks like a 3rd grade gang-banger seriously.

  25. wim

    americans saw the lights?
    …………..maybe he can please mexico with his lying & cheating?

  26. See Alice

    Does he still think highly of the white man ?

  27. Uhmerica

    Haters keep hatin, most of you people just go back to listening to your fucking shitty grunge or hack metal. You people probably refuse to grow musically, its why you can’t appreciate Kanye’s music and him as an artist.

    Laurer is a giant Douche and im glad the Today show lost Kanye, hopefully he’ll get on Colbert or GMA.

    And last but certainly not least: KANYE IS THE VOICE OF OUR GENERATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t ever forget that…

    • Harlie

      *Cough* douchebag. Yet these metal bands are the ones using REAL instruments and synchronizing together while Kanye autotunes his voice live at the VMAs. Aww.

  28. GDubaUBush

    Colbert and GMA require talent, that rules out the racist

  29. WTF

    Lol at the people who call Kanye racist when they are more racist than Kanye.
    You really bashing his skin color. Look at how you kiss Charlie Sheen douche bag ass.

  30. Kanye West Volcano
    Lion Queen
    Commented on this photo:

    Nice Rafiki pose, douche.

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