Watch Paula Deen's Today Show Interview With Matt Lauer (VIDEO)

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Paula Deen said she was overwhelmed and in a state of shock last week, which is why she canceled her Today Show interview on Friday. She sat down with Matt Lauer on Wednesday morning (June 26), and went over how she lost her deal with the Food Network, among other business partners, due to racially insensitive comments that emerged in a video deposition.

"There's been some very, very hurtful lies said about me," Paula told Matt, later adding, "The main reason I am here today, Matt, is it's important to me that I tell you and everyone out there what I believe and how I live my life..."

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