NEW YORK, NY - Kanye West has stepped up his latest feud -- this one with NBC over how the network handled an interview with him last week.
The rapper has decided to pull out of a scheduled performance on the "Today" show.
The appearance had been set for November 26 -- Black Friday -- and was timed to help promote his new CD, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," which hits stores four days before.
All this stems from West's comment back in 2005 claiming that "George Bush doesn't care about black people."
The former president is on a book tour and he claims the remark was the low point of his White House years. NBC did an interview with Bush and included a chat with West, who was shown his comments -- and the former president's reaction to them.
That led to West tweeting that he felt used by the network -- and the eventually the decision to back out of the live performance.
Even as he is stoking the feud with NBC, West appears ready to patch things up in the future.
In a Twitter message last week, he proclaimed "much love" to Matt Lauer and the Today staff -- adding that he would accept their "future apology in advance."
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