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Upset Kanye West Backs Out of 'Today' Concert Following Interview 'Set Up'

November 13, 2010 (5:02 am) GMT
Asking for an apology from the people of 'Today' show, Kanye West stated that his reason for not performing at the TV show is so 'obvious.'

Fresh from lashing out at Matt Lauer on the November 11 episode of "Today" show, refuses to go ahead with his scheduled performance at the TV show on the Black Friday, November 26. "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'," he tweeted.

"I blatantly said I'm not performing on a tweet and to everyone around me and the next day they still announced a performance," he went on. "Do you guys see what I'm saying now... this is just a small slice of the day to day bulls**t that goes on that helps to precipitate... ... the idea that I such an a**hole.... cause when I don't perform oh noooow I'm the one that's crazy or a jerk!"

He continued venting on his frustration, "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."

Despite the feud, Kanye insisted, "I don't hate Matt Lauer... We don't promote hate. That's the whole point!!! I promote love and truth! All positive energy ... all smiles. Much love to Matt and the whole Today Show. I accept ya'll future apology in advance LOL!" He believed the TV show made mistake and it "was just a small representation of a bigger media play that's been going on since the beginning of time."

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