President Obama on Kanye West: ‘He Is a Jackass, But He’s Talented’

Looks like President Barack Obama still isn’t Kanye West‘s biggest fan.

Back in 2009, after the infamous Kanye/Taylor Swift MTV Video Music Awards incident, our commander-in-chief referred to the “Theraflu” rapper as a “jackass” and it looks like he is talking about Ye yet again. In the latest issue of The Atlantic, the president mentions that he actually prefers Jay-Z‘s music over Kanye’s but does mention: “I like Kanye. He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented.”

However, Obama still holds on to his believe that the 34-year-old rap superstar is a “jackass.”


“When the interview reminded Obama of his comment from 2009, he replied, “He is a jackass. . . But he’s talented.”

We wonder what Kanye’s pal Kim Kardashian would think about these comments?