Obama (Still) Thinks Kanye West Is a Jackass [POLL]

In Celebs by Kim Muraro , on Friday, April 13, 2012, 5:15 AM (PDT)
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The President Thinks Kanye's a Talented Jackass, but a Jackass Nonetheless

How must it feel to have the President of the United States call you a jackass not once, but twice, in print? Somehow, given Kanye West's ego, we're guessing he was just happy the POTUS was talking about him at all.

Read: Theraflu Makers Not Happy with Kanye West's Song About Kim Kardashian

But Barack Obama did, in fact, just call West a jackass for the second time, in the new issue of The Atlantic magazine.

Two years ago, after the infamous 2009 MTV Video Music Awards incident when West interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech, Obama said he thought West was a jackass.

And in the new Atlantic feature, Obama says he likes Kanye … but is then asked by the article's writer, "Even though you called him a jackass?"

"He is a jackass," Obama says. "But he's talented."

Read: Kanye West Wants World Leaders At His Funeral [VIDEO]

Bigger burn: Obama says that, between West and Jay-Z, he's on Team Jay-Z.

Add this to the fact that no one seems to see West's alleged new fling with Kim Kardashian as more than yet another pathetic publicity attempt by two media whores, and you might say that West is not having a good week.

Or, again, just as likely, given his massive egomaniacal ways, maybe Kanye is just happy he's grabbing headlines at all.

But tell us what you think:

Take Our Poll

Is Kanye West Pop Culture's Biggest Doucheboat?

  1. Totes.
  2. Nah, there are worse celebs out there.
  3. Alec Baldwin is a much bigger ass.
  4. I think Obama is sort of a jackass for entertaining this topic.
  5. The Kardashians all are bigger jackasses.
  6. I actually think Taylor Swift, with her sad little revenge songs about every guy she's had a crush on, is a jackass.


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