By Simon Vozick-Levinson
November 12, 2010 at 03:34 PM EST

Image Credit: D Dipasupil/FilmMagic.comKanye West has canceled a scheduled performance on NBC’s Today show in the wake of his unpleasant interview with Matt Lauer. “I’m not performing on the Today Show for obvious reasons,” the rapper tweeted early this morning. “I’m so happy the world got to see just a small piece of ‘the set up.’…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?”

West was widely expected to back out of the performance after airing his concerns with Lauer’s interviewing techniques. “I don’t hate Matt Lauer,” he added on Twitter today. “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!”

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