Matt Lauer Defends Kanye Interview

The Today Show interview that sent Kanye West crying to Michael Jackson’s ghost on Twitter aired this morning, but with a message from Matt Lauer addressing the rapper’s outburst. Via Popeater:

“It’s something we do every day — when a guest is talking about an incident or a location, we run video of that,” Lauer says. “There was nothing improper about it, nothing unusual about it whatsoever.”

If you watch the clip (after the jump), you’ll see that nothing out of the ordinary happened, and Kanye basically acted like a jackass the entire time which is redundant considering I just said nothing out of the ordinary happened:

“Yo, how am I supposed to talk if you gonna run this thing in the middle, while I’m talking?” an affronted West asks. “Please don’t let that happen again, it’s like ridiculous.”
… Earlier in the interview, Lauer asks Kanye to look at George Bush’s face in a clip before responding. “I didn’t need you guys to show me the tape in order to like prompt my emotion to what I’m going to say,” a visibly flustered Kanye says. He also asks some people off camera to “be quiet for a second.”

“Yo, how dare you people run relevant video when I’m trying to elocute myself here? It’s like y’all trying to box me in as some sort of Muhammad Ali with a time machine when really I’m Martin Luther King’s brother Jesus with beats, son. It’s like ridiculous. If Marvin Gaye was on Facebook, none of y’all would be talking out your mouths. ‘Look at George Bush’s face.’ That’s some plantation-like shit right there. I forgive the man, but don’t be making me look at no faces. I HATE FACES.”

Whoops. Honest mistake.

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