If this is true, some would say that President Obama calls it like he sees it. In a recent interview with The Atlantic Obama was asked about his musical taste. Specifically, he was asked who he preferred–Jay-Z or Kanye West. His choice? Jigga. He also mentioned that he was a fan of Kanye West as well.
“Although I like Kanye. He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented…”
The interviewer then reminded him that back in 2009, Obama called Kanye a jackass, for hopping his a** on stage and interrupting Taylor Smith. Not one to back-peddle, Obama responded,
“He is a jackass…But he’s talented.”
Is President Obama right, is Kanye a talented jackass?
“Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish….But Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.”