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Posted at 1:53 PM ET, 11/24/2010

Kanye West defends Bush, thanks models, pleads ignorance of illuminati

By Liz Kelly

Hey Matt Lauer, Kanye West doesn't need your stinking "Today" show with your sneaky background clips and your annoying questions.

Which is why last night in New York, Kanye was finally able to set the record straight about a number of things -- including that "Today" interview, his concerns about a potentially suicidal George W. Bush and how hard it is to be Kanye. All delivered in the easily digestible, yet UTTERLY NSFW, nine-minute video clip below:

Did I say "easily digestible"? I kind of lied.

And since Kanye is a man who is "very particular" with his words, I'll do him the service of being equally particular. How's this for a start: Kanye West is bat-[bleep] crazy. Or how about this: let's determine which of the following Kanye rant statements is the most bat-[bleep] crazy:

1. Re: Kanye's "Today" interview: "Matt Lauer's not a bad guy I'm sure. But if you're a child that's been abused by your parent or you're a girl being abused by your boyfriend, the greatest win you can ever have is for that person to hit you in public. YOU SEE! I TOLD YOU!"

2. Re: the Taylor Swift incident: "There was no way for me to justify the way people judged me. When you do things like what happened last year, it's a smack in the face to everyone's who's creative. If I wasn't drunk, I would have been on stage longer."

3. Re: The 43rd president: "Everybody wants to use people and and villainize people. Even if you take the concept of George Bush. There is no leader in history that has been villainized in that way and didn't get killed at war or commit suicide. So any man that lives through it deserves one moment of redemption."

4. Re: Calling Bush a racist: "That's not exactly what I wanted to say. I was emotional. But I rode it. Just as Taylor [Swift] never came to my defense in any interview. That's the way I rode the wave of the Bush comment."

5. Re: Thanks: "Thank you for the energy from the streets, from the block, from the reporters, from the fashion designers, from the models -- all the energy from the models -- from the energy of the subway workers to the doorman to the cab driver to the school teacher. That's the energy that you feel right now."

6. Re: In closing: "I can't be your role model, your savior, your anti-Christ. I don't know what the illuminati is. I like clothes and I still like girls, I don't give a [expletive] what you think."

One more -- a bonus for my fellow bloggers out there: "The [expletive] that people write on blogs is a projection of what they're scared about in themselves and now we are mere surfaces of the energy that they are projecting on us."

Now, the last time I used the blog to project my fears on to the surface of Kanye, I had a world of hurt come down on me in the comments section. So I would preemptively, and particularly, like to state that his new album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" is incredible. But that doesn't mean he still isn't bat-[bleep] crazy.

Anyhow, since it's pick-on-Kanye Day, let's end with these lovely reenactments of Kanye's Tweets by children:

You can watch all seven of them at Babelgum.


By Liz Kelly  | November 24, 2010; 1:53 PM ET
Categories:  Celebrities  | Tags:  Kanye West  
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Somewhere, a shipping clerk just answered a question with another question:

"Whaddya mean, 'Do we carry thorazine in 45-gallon drums'?"

Posted by: byoolin1 | November 24, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Michael Brea just had to leave the Scientology post, he said it got too crazy in there for him. So, anyway, he's still got his Freemason sword and would be happy to moderate the slightly less crazy Kayne BKD posters that show up here.

Posted by: MStreet1 | November 24, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

"I don't know what the illuminati is" -- he's a beyonce fan, and likes her music videos... someone probably tried to explain her role in Lady Gaga's vid.

Posted by: quintiliusvarus | November 25, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

This circus clown is the biggest idiot since George Bush. No wonder he obsesses with the guy. Two peas in a pod.

Take a good long look, youngsters. West is the perfect example of the fact that you can have lots of money and still be a moron that is undeserving of even the slightest bit of respect.

Posted by: captainkona | November 25, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Kanye West is a whiner. I know he must know how to man up like an adult. It is dissapointing to hear a grown man react like a 5 year old.
You are sooo talented Kanye. Come on Kanye...give us your best. Line up your adult priorities and stick to them. Quit trying to blame everyone else for everything. You have it in you. Show it to us!! We want the best of YOU, not your opinions on how everyone is doing you wrong. When you get past that silliness then we all (especially you) benefit.

Posted by: quantumheart | November 25, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

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