Matt Lauer Responds to Kanye West

Matt Lauer Responds to Kanye West

Published November 11, 2010

Matt Lauer has something to say.

A day after Kanye West took to Twitter to speak out against Matt Lauer and "The Today Show's" practices, the veteran journalist responded to the rapper's tweets.

As previously reported, West took particular exception with "Today's" rolling a clip of his Taylor Swift interruption at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards while he was trying to explain empathizing with President George Bush. "I really wonder if Matt Lauer thought that s*** was cool to play the "MTV" clip while I was speaking about Bush," he tweeted. The tweets have since been deleted from Kanye's account.

"It's something we do every day when a guest is talking about an incident, or a location, we run video of that location, or that incident," Lauer explained after airing segments of the 'Ye interview. "There was nothing improper about it, nothing unusual about it whatsoever. And we should mention that President Bush was here on Wednesday, he appreciated West's apology. so, that's what all the hubbub is about." [Watch Video Here]

Kanye is set to return to "The Today Show" for a special live concert at the plaza Friday, November 26.

Written by Carl Chery, Staff


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