President Obama Still Thinks Kanye West Is A Jackass

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Ooooh, Kanye West.  President Obama called you a jackass back in 2009, and he’s staying true to his word!

While West is playing smoochies with Kim Kardashian, Mr. President told the Atlantic that he hasn’t changed his tune since judging West’s bonehead move at the MTV Music Awards.  

You recall this moment in MTV history, no?  When West charged the stage after Taylor Swift picked up Best Music Video to let her and the world know that Beyonce’s nominated vid was actually “one of the best videos of all time.”

 Anyhoo, so David Samuels caught up with President Obama on a fundraising trip to New York to ask him: “Kanye or Jay-Z?”  Obama chose Jay-Z, but told Samuels that he likes West.  “He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented,” Obama said of Kardashian’s main squeeze.

“Even though you called him a jackass,” Samuels pressed.

“He is a jackass, ” Obama said, adding “but he’s talented.”