President Obama still thinks Kanye’s a jackass

    President Barack Obama is still firm on his stance that Kanye West is kind of a jerk.

    If given a choice between listening to Jay-Z or Kanye West, Barack’s going with Hov. When asked which rapper he preffered, he quickly replied "Jay-Z." The president answered so quickly that it seems he gave no thought to the question.

    His reply is right in line with his highly publicized 2009 opinion about Yeezy being "a jackass." Barack labeled the rapper as such after Kanye interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs.

    Nearly three years later it seems like not much as has changed, but at least the president tried to sugar-coat his feelings a bit.

    “Although, I like Kanye … He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented," the president lightheartedly told a reporter for The Atlantic, who questioned whether he still stands by his original view of the rapper. “He is a jackass. But he’s talented.”

    In case you never saw the footage from 2009, which President Obama knew would make the rounds on the Web, you can check it out below.




    —Sonya Eskridge




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