Kanye West cancels upcoming 'Today' performance

NEW YORK (AP) - November 12, 2010

The rapper tweeted Thursday night that he would not perform on the day after Thanksgiving, and "Today" confirmed that it received official word of the cancellation on Friday.

West became upset when during the interview "Today" showed a tape of when he interrupted Taylor Swift at last year's MTV Music Awards. The incident that prompted a tremendous backlash against West.

The musician had a coveted spot: He was due to perform on Black Friday, when New York streets around the "Today" studio are likely to be crowded with holiday shoppers.

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