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Kanye West compares Matt Lauer ‘Today’ interview to child abuse

HollywoodNews.com: It seems that old habits die hard, especially if you are Kanye West. The rap superstar’s need to feud rivals his need to make music, as evidenced by his rant at last night’s Bowery Ballroom concert in NYC. West covered all of his favorite topics, including Taylor Swift, but many were surprised when he aimed his sights at the Today show’s Matt Lauer.

According to TMZ, West’s rant touched upon all the bases that people expect from Kanye, but it became extra bitter when West compared Lauer to a child abuser. West had this to say about the Today show incident.

“Matt Lauer’s not a bad guy I’m sure … but if you are a child that’s being abused by your parent … or you are a girl being abused by your boyfriend … the greatest win that you could ever have is for that person to hit you in public. You SEE! YOU SEE! I TOLD YOU!”

The Today show and Matt Lauer insist that they did not do anything wrong in the course of Kanye’s interview.

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  • November 24, 2010 | Permalink |

    This boy never learns… sometimes you just got to know when to STFU!

  • November 24, 2010 | Permalink |

    what planet does kanye live on? he needs to shut the hell up.

  • November 25, 2010 | Permalink |

    Intentionally or not, it’s very revealing that he chooses a metaphor in which he casts himself in the role of a child.

    He really is a child, a child in high “poor-me-everybody’s-picking-on-me” mode. A whining, spoiled little boy who can’t stand the fact that this girl is taking attention away from him. Attention that, in his fantasy at least, would have been automatically directed at him exclusively if it weren’t for her. The fact that in the real world that “attention” also takes the form of album sales (her recent release is the biggest-selling album in the past 5 years, per the NY Times), doesn’t help, I’m sure!

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