President Barack Obama

President Obama Says Kanye Still A “Jackass”


(AllHipHop News) President Barack Obama recently shared his opinion on his taste in Hip-Hop music and had some unflattering words for Kanye West.

President Obama was attending a fundraiser at Daniel, an upscale gourmet restaurant on Park Ave. in Manhattan, when a reporter for The Atlantic quizzed him on his Hip-Hop tastes.

According to President Obama, he prefers Jay-Z over Kanye West, “although I like Kanye,” Obama told The Atlantic. “He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented.”

But President Obama refused to backdown from comments he made about Kanye in 2009, while his microphone was live during an interview, without his knowledge.

In the new interview, The Commander-In-Chief has once again branded the Kanye West a jackass.

“He is a jackass,” Obama said in a new interview. “But he’s talented.”

President Obama also labeled the Grammy Award-winning producer/rapper a jackass in 2009, after he infamously interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

  • Roberto Ciamora

    Well, its not like he’s lying, I think thats pretty much the general opinion by anybody with common sense, but doesnt the president how better things to do then talk about musicians with attitude problems??

    • He was asked a question. Is he not supposed to have any normal interests? smh

      • anemia716

        It amazes me how people think the POTUS is some sort of robot that does nothing but run the country.  Hello people!!!  The president is a human and has opinions just like everyone else.

    • Satsui

      Are you retarded? It’s not like the president held a press conference to talk about his taste in music. A reporter asked him a question, what was he supposed to do??

  • illymac

    Kanye do be acting a donkey..

  • immackulate

    c’mon son … he refused to say the REPUBLICANS were being racists towards him … but he can admit to these white journalists that KANYE is a jackass … something aint right!

    • anemia716

      Being a jackass has nothing to do with Kanye being black…

      The two topics have nothing in common.

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  • Well…..he ain’t lyin.

  • Pierre Elliott

    Thank god we have a Black Man with sense and said what was true.
    JZ is still wack to me…..

  • johnblacksad

    Stupid reporter… you want Obama to back down from that comment and get white people mad… on election year? c’mon son…

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  • scullyson

    (((LMAO))) Damn he went in on jackass I men Kanye…smh

  • scullyson

    *mean

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  • Kanye is Kanye. If he acted any different people would without a second thought call him fake! 

  • Don’t fall for it Kanye! I heard the POTUS has a diss track ready and recorded. . .word up

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  • jamaicanbornanbreed

    look is kane a narccists/jackass/super hero in his own mind….without a doubt….BUT I CANT RESPECT DIS…dnt son got bigger fish on his plate….he wont call out these bitch-azz republicans who call him da anti-crist and compare him to hitler…and call him everything under da sun besides the president…..he feels it need to disrespect this black man…and for whut because he blow up sum white chick spot…..SO WHAT….he did taylor a favor….i didnt knw who dat white bitch was until i saw yeezy herb her on national television….now i knw exactly who taylor swift is and i’ve even listin to a few of her tracks…not really my type of music so im no fan of her but…if she wanted sum of dis jamaican loving i would be more than willing…obama better be careful hes walking a fine line…dnt diss those who help put u in power trying to satisfy those who hate you and always will…son better keep his eyes on the prize

  • sosofresh123

    The current POTUS wasn’t born in the US, amd is just a puppet for the NWO. Some of the Ignorant Black folks on AHH continue to support the same guy that passed the unconstitutional NDAA. Give your head a shake, and stop the coonery.

  • brotha_man

    besides reasonable doubt in my opinion jay z is overrated lyrically hes dope but his albums not include reasonable doubt and blueprint are kinda of lame. I respect is hustle 100 percent. But jayz music is watered down from what it should be.

  • BulldogCG

    These puppets on tv and in the govt do not like artists like Jayz and Kanye becasue their music talks about deep thought and being an individual.  They promote seeking God through self not religion, which goes against the christianity that morally runs this country.  They play with the same symbols these conglomerates do to show you none of that shit is real.  If you hustle hard and never worry about the next man youll have success. A whole bunch of individuals change the world, a bunch of followers make people rich and follow whatever coonery money can buy.  They dont say nothing about gucci and Waka’s ignorant asses, but they will show you some white dude doing the damn Dougy to keep blacks in black face.  Wake up people.

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  • LetsBeRealpeople

    At this point, it’s official. Kanye should start marketing on it…I mean like a line of Ye “Jacka$$” something or other. Though he might get a case from the Knox/Bam Company…but hell, that has never stopped him before.

  • Pierre Elliott

    STOP SUPPORTING THESE CLOWNS.. I AINT EVER BOUGHT A KORNYE CD.
    AND WHEN I WITH JZ, IT WAS  BACK IN THE DAYZ, BEFORE HE SOLD OUT.
    stop selling out hip hop because you want to get paid.