Kanye West's Media Coach Quits Over 'Today' Disaster
Kanye's coach embarrassed about Matt Lauer mess.
Kanye West made a serious mess on morning TV last week when he got into a heated tantrum at Matt Lauer on live TV. Today a report has exploded to suggest that Kanye's media coach has quit, thanks to Ye's on-air disorderly.
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To recap it: last week the "Today" Show aired an interview with former U.S. President George W. Bush, in which Bush stated that despite the national and international disasters he dealt with during his presidency, it was Kanye West's public declaration that Bush was a racist that the former Prez recalls as his worst moment in office.
"Today" brought Kanye West on the air to respond to what Bush said, and when producers rolled footage of Bush's interview, Kanye lost his cool. He told Matt Lauer that he didn't appreciate that producers were trying to "prompt" his emotions, and as soon as he left NBC studios, he went off on a Twitter rant that went for about 36 tweets.
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As a result of Kanye's ill composure, his media trainer has resigned. According to a "New York Post" report, Kanye West's managers discouraged him from doing the Matt Lauer interview to begin with, but when Kanye persisted, his camp hired PR expert Susie Arons last Monday to crash-course Kanye. It's said Arons also advised Kanye to turn the interview down, but she got a call early Thursday morning that Kanye was on NBC premises, so she took off for Rockefeller Center to rehearse the rapper for his interview.
When the first part of the interview crumbled into disaster, Arons pulled Kanye aside during the commercial break to help him redeem his message. The attempt crashed and burned completely, and insiders say Kanye's subsequent tweets that bashed "Today" didn't help. According to a report, Arons quit on Kanye early Friday morning.
Meanwhile it's said Kanye West's people are calling the report "malicious" and completely manufactured...and Kanye's only tweet related to the story was a retweet from Sunday: "Honestly @kanyewest's media 'inappropriate-ness' is refreshing. Jim Morrison. Lennon. Madonna...were they 'media friendly'?".
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