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Kanye West Slams Taylor Swift, Matt Lauer

Kayne West performs on stage at Puerta de Alcala on Nov. 7, 2010, in Madrid, Spain.
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Kayne West performs on stage at Puerta de Alcala on Nov. 7, 2010, in Madrid, Spain.
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NEW YORK (CBS) Kanye West took a swipe at Taylor Swift during a surprise performance promoting his new album in New York.

During the concert, which took place at the Bowery Ballroom around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, West launched another attack at the 20-year-old country star who he famously ambushed on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

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West seemed to suggest that Swift used the VMA incident, where he hijacked her awards speech to say that Beyonce deserved to win instead, to bolster her own fame.

"Taylor never came to my defense at any interview," he ranted. "And rode the waves and rode it and rode it."

Swift wrote a song about the awards show ambush, called "Innocent," which is featured on her latest album "Speak Now."

West also had some choice words for "Today" show host Matt Lauer.

The rapper claimed that Lauer "exploited" him during his recent appearance on the morning news program.

During his interview, West grew annoyed after Lauer cued footage of President George W. Bush talking about how West's outburst during a 2005 Hurricane Katrina telethon was one of the lowest points of his presidency.

The hip-hop star expressed his frustration again after producers later showed a clip of him interrupting Taylor Swift at the VMAs.

"Because [of] the popularity of me, they exploited that...That's not what he f-----g 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."

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