Barack Obama: Kanye is talented jackass
16 April 2012, 15:56
Los Angeles - Barack Obama thinks Kanye West is a "talented jackass".
The American President - who previously took aim at the Gold Digger
rapper for interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV
Video Music Awards in 2009 - admits that while he might not like his
behaviour, he can't deny his ability.
In an interview with The Atlantic magazine, he said: "I like Kanye. He's a Chicago guy. Smart. He's very talented.
"He is a jackass, but he's talented."
Kanye - who is rumoured to be dating reality star Kim Kardashian - later apologised to Taylor, 22, for his outburst using social networking site Twitter.
wrote: "I'm sorry, Taylor. We're both artists, and the media and
managers are trying to get between us. She deserves the apology more
"If you Google asshole my face may very well pop up 2
pages into the search (...) There are people who don't dislike me (...)
they absolutely hate me. People tweeted that they wish I was dead (...)
No listen. They wanted me to die, people. I carry that."
he had written a song for the country singer - which she later declined
to use - he added: "She had nothing to do with my issues with award
shows. She had no idea what hit her. She's justa lil girl with dreams
like the rest of us.
"Beyoncé didn't need that. MTV didn't
need that and Taylor and her family friends and fans definitely didn't
want or need that. (sic)"