President Obama Calls Kanye West a Jackass Again! [Details]

Rucuss staffApril 12, 2012

President Barack Obama’s opinion about Kanye West remains the same.

Obama first let his views about West be known during a CNBC interview back in September of 2009. After West’s onstage ambush of country singer Taylor Swift at the MTV Music Awards, Obama called him a Jackass for the stunt. West said Swift didn’t deserve her Best Female Video award and Beyonce should have won.

“The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person,” Obama said back in 2009. “She’s getting her award. What’s he doing up there? He’s a jackass.”

Now, in a brand new interview in the May issue of The Atlantic Obama still has the same view of West. When asked if he preferred Jay-Z or West without hesitation, he answered Jay.

Obama then added: “Although I like Kanye, he’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented.”

When The Atlantic writer reminded Obama of  his remarks in 2009, the President replied, “He is a jackass. . . But he’s talented.”

Watch Obama’s 2009 remarks below.


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