It was only a matter of time before Kanye West lashed out at the media again.
Video: George Bush replies to Kanye West's statement
Kanye took to Twitter last night (Nov. 9) to lash out at the "Today" show and host Matt Lauer. Apparently, Kanye felt he was being put on blast during an interview that occurred yesterday morning, when 'Ye was asked about his comments about former President George W. Bush.
"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," West tweeted Tuesday night, referring to the criticism he received for the Taylor Swift incident. "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!... HE TRIED TO FORCE MY ANSWERS. IT WAS VERY BRUTAL AND I CAME THERE WITH ONLY POSITIVE INTENT," Kanye continued. "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... Very judged very scrutinized very criticized! I want everyone to know I have lows all the time but I make it through them!"
The rant went on for a couple more tweets."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!!!!...Sometimes it's not simple, some days it's not easy... I just want to create. I love you guys, thanks for the support!"
Bush recently said during an interview with Lauer that the moment Kanye said "George Bust doesn't care about Black people" during a live telecast was the lowest point of his presidency. In a clip from the interview, which aired last night, Lauer shows Bush a video of Kanye saying, ""I would tell George Bush in my moment of frustration I didn't have the grounds to call him a racist. But I believe that in a situation of high emotion like that, we as human beings don't always choose the right words."