Kanye: ‘If Michael Jackson Had Twitter, He’d Make Matt Lauer Stop Being a Meanie’

Kanye West flipped out on Twitter last night after experiencing what he felt was unfair treatment by Matt Lauer on The Today Show. What follows is your quintessential, melodramatic #kanyerant complete with biblical references and arguments based on Michael Jackson using the Internet for anything besides watching Home Alone clips on YouTube. (Post jumped on account of long-winded-ass-ness.)

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!
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!!!!!!
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!!!!

Except it looks like Kanye spoke too soon. Just this morning, Matt Lauer effectively negotiated peace with George Bush who’s got nothing for love for Kanye because he ain’t no hater:

“I would say of George Bush, in my moment of frustration, I didn’t have the grounds to call him a racist,” West said in a clip that Lauer showed to Bush. “But I believe that in a situation of high emotion like that, we as human beings don’t always choose the right words.”
Reacting to the clip, Bush said: “I appreciate that. It wasn’t just Kanye West who was talking like that during Katrina. I cite him as an example.”
The former president added: “I am not a hater. I don’t hate Kanye West. I was talking about an environment in which people were willing to say things that hurt. Nobody wants to be called a racist, if in your heart you believe in equality of race.”

I’m trying to figure out the moral of this story, but all I keep coming up with is those times I said Twitter was made for 15-year-old girls to rant about their dramas, and yet I made an account anyway. I feel dirty now.

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