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

November 10th, 2010 // 53 Comments
Kanye West at the MTV EMAs

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.

Photo: Getty


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  3. jamesstill84

    It’s a shame Kanye isn’t suicidal…

    • juggnuttz

      you know, we should all tell him that if he commits suicide, that would show all of them media bastards, and make him even more famous!!!

      i bet he would go for that….. atleast we all hope

  4. Sheena

    Dying to see how your boycott of the press works out for your next album release, Kanye!

  5. “Everything sounds like noise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”, eh? Hypocrisy much, Kanye?

  6. The petulant one

    Why can’t we all just get along?

    • RasputinsLiver


      ‘Eh…gettin’ along is no fun.

      Just sittin’ around a campfire, roasting marshmallows and singin’ choruses of Cum Bi Yeah!


      Anarchy, that’s where it’s at. Anarchy in the USA!


  7. dugger

    It works for me if I just place “Liz Lemon,” in front of each tweet and pretend I’m reading about Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock.

  8. Despite Kanye ruining all his credibility, Matt Lauer is a fuckin douche bag and tries to play the “shock journalist” role when doing 1 on 1′s. Both him and fuckin Anne Curry try to play that game on their guests like there’s a Nobel Prize in it for journalism or something. Kanye’s no better better but to me Lauer is just a balding middle aged man that’s pissed he’ll never be looked upon as anything more than a guy who got moved over 25 feet from WNBC in New York to the Today show because him and his cast mates (Roker, Couric ) know who to blow. Can never makle up my mind if I hate Lauer or Bryant Gumbel more. Nah, it’s Bryant Gumbel.

  9. grobpilot

    When will this fucker slit his wrists, starve and poison himself, set himself on fire, jump off a fucking cliff, pop a cap in his goddamn head and stand in front of a semi? Of course, he’ll survive it all and blame his actions on “the man” keepin’ him down. Fuck you, West.

  10. Trillian

    what a gay fish.

  11. RoboZombie

    How do you say this nicely?
    Die already Kanye!!!!!
    You are a waste of space and you are an unnecessary drain on the world’s oxygen supply.

  12. jill

    Kanye, we emancipated you 150 years ago. You can stop wearing chains.

    • Oh Dear

      They will NEVER let it go when blaming the white man has paid off so well for them. As immigrants just as black as they are come to the US and make it in ONE generation they still whine and cry about some slave ancestor from 1820.

  13. aaron

    Matt Lauer is awesome… can not stand Kanye.

  14. Pope Been-A-Dick

    Matt has always been Dumb-ya’s number one fluffer. Matt would still have all his hair if he hadn’t asked George to quit grabbing him by the ears while he ran his tongue-flag up the pole.

  15. Ned

    If people had any taste in music, Kanye would be driving a bus

    • sunshine

      Ned, you speak for me too. I have listened to Kanye and I just don’t get it. You could choose any person off the street and they would sound just as good or better.

      • Oh Dear

        So sick of no-talents playing the victim card. Poor me. Next he’ll blame Taylor Swift for somehow FORCING him to jump on stage and grab her award away from her.
        This guy needs to go away, seriously. Sick of him.

  16. I too come only with positive intent. But I don’t see what that has to do with Matt Lauer.

  17. Jesus complex much? Thanks for not posting his sphinx

  18. Rimba

    If Michael Jackson had twitter, he’d block Kanye so fucking fast it’s not even funny.

  19. John


    So he went on a “sudo” news program and did not expect to get grilled. Was he expecting an Oprah like interview?.

  20. Oprah

    It’s spelled “pseudo”, bitch.

  21. Stay Puft Overlord

    I wish Michael Jackson had twitter!!!! I wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school… I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy…

  22. rod

    Is Kanye really that messed up? I know his “music” sucks, but I did not realize it is because he is so whacked out. This man REALLY needs some help.

  23. obvious

    Jesus is Lord…

    and Kanye West is an asshat on the down-low

  24. RasputinsLiver


    West is one of the lamest dudes out there.


    He’s Vanilla Ice in black face makeup.


  25. RasputinsLiver


    For a black dude and a hip hopper to boot, this guy is so lame.


    He’s like Urkel on crack.


  26. Kanye West should shut his trap. The media MADE him famous. The white people who bought his albums and go to his concerts made him rich (Not many black people who love hip-hop like Kanye’s music), the producers and record labels and video directors made his music a bit more bearable, yet all this idiot does is slag everything and everyone that made him!!! Kanye needs a good ass beatin’. Whiney little bitch that he is.

    George Dubbya wasn’t racist, he was Stupid!!! George Bush didn’t care about Black People, according to Kanye West. Guess what, there were White people, Latinos, Asians who ALL suffered because of Katrina. Kanye doesn’t like White People because he felt Beyonce Should have won the NTV award for best Video instead of Taylor Swift. See how stupid that sounds? Idiot. Absolute idiot.

  27. See Alice

    I heard he still hates white people .

  28. Marco

    I am so sick of hearing about this ugly, whiney, overrated motherfucker.

  29. dirtbag

    i dont understand why he thinks he was labeled a racist. someone please explain cuz all i see is a fucking 3 year old in an adult body. he’s nothing but a pansy ass pussy who cant keep his mouth shut about the stupidest shit, i mean seriously, the stupidest shit! he’s a fucking CUNT

  30. I.G.A.F.

    We all know what Kanye is.

  31. 52

    both of them are LOSERS!!!
    one is suicidal, because presence is an insult to the eyes and his music is absolute shit to the ears; the other, a racist fuckface LIAR, we can only hope will commit suicide soon. or get offed… it doesn’t matter, either method will do.

  32. OnTheRealThough

    Like it or not, the racism is reeking in this thread.

  33. Ryan

    1. You guys are fucking stupid for making up your own fucking stupid interpretation of kanye’s tweets and placing them in quotation marks so that it looks like he said it.
    2. Based on these retarded comments, your readers are fucking imbeciles. Please kill yourselves.

  34. Douglas

    I’m pleasantly surprised to see that not all of the comments are just insults thrown at Bush. I was actually interested in hearing what he had to say, so I’m also glad that the interviewer was fair in his questions asked.

    One odd thing I noticed, though, was how they say this is a “Live conversation with President George W. Bush” rather than “former President”.

  35. normalguy123

    Everyone together now, one foot in front of the other, and…………..move on! What a waste of time and energy.

    • david

      please leave race out of all this and anything concerning Mr.Douche here,it has nothing to do with any race or creed or color,He is a extremely poor excuse of a breathing beeing of any kind

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