President Barack Obama holds a special place in his heart for Kanye West's hometown of Chicago, but he doesn't hold the rapper in such high esteem. After the Taylor Swift VMA fiasco Obama called Kanye a “jackass,” and it seems his feelings haven't wavered much in three years.
During a brief interview with David Samuels of The Atlantic Obama was asked which rapper he prefers more, Kanye or Jay-Z?
He responded by saying, “Jay-Z. Although I like Kanye. He's a Chicago guy. Smart. He's very talented.”
When Samuels asked him about calling Kanye a jackass, he didn't shy away from his feelings.
“He is a jacka$$. But he's talented.”
I'm not even gonna pretend I have an opinion on this.