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Shortly before smugly proclaiming his "swag is so one hundred million trillion," a confident Kanye West greets the room at the New York premiere of his short film "Runaway" on Oct. 21.

Just as expected, Kanye West has cancelled his upcoming "Today" show performance. 'Ye took to his Twitter account this morning (Nov. 12) to announce he will not be performing live at the plaza as scheduled.

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"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 wrote. "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 bullsh*t that goes on that helps to precipitate the idea that I such an *sshole.... cause when I don't perform oh noooow I'm the one that's crazy or a jerk!

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"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," he continued. "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!"

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Kanye then went on to clarify he isn't complaining about the occurrences, he was simply happy that his fans were able to witness firsthand what happened at the Today Show. "Right now I'm not complaining. I'm tweeting because I'm so happy you guys got to see this sh*t really go down!!!!! : ))))))!!!! FINALLY!!!"

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He also added that he doesn'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."

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