*Usmagazine.com is reporting that Kanye West took another swipe at Taylor Swift during a surprise performance of his new album at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom around 1 a.m. Wednesday.
The 33-year-old rapper, who famously hijacked Taylor’s acceptance speech at the 2009 Video Music Awards, seemed to suggest that the 20-year-old country star used the VMA incident to bolster her fame.
“Taylor never came to my defense at any interview,” West ranted. “And rode the waves and rode it and rode it,” he said of Swift.
Swift wasn’t West’s only target. He also ripped into Matt Lauer, with whom he recently sparred on the “Today” show.
West charged that Lauer “exploited” him as they chatted about former President George W. Bush, who lamented that West called him a “racist” for his handling of Katrina.
Bush had said that West’s comment was a “lowest moment” in his Presidency; West also objected to the Today Show playing a video clip of the VMA moment during their “Today” show interview.
“Because [of] the popularity of me, they exploited that…That’s not what he f*cking said!” West railed. “That’s not what he said! He said it was one of his lowest moments. But it shows you—the way they try to villainize, the way they tried to do that.”
Listen to the entire rant below.