barack obama kanye west President Obama calls Kanye West a 'jackass'... againIn an interview with The Atlantic, President Barack Obama again confirms his considered opinion that Kanye West is — in his words — “a jackass.”

After confirming that Jay-Z is his fave when it comes to rap, Obama at first praises Hova’s “Watch the Throne” collaborator, saying, “Although I like Kanye. He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented,”

Then the interviewer reminds the prez that back in 2009 when Kanye interrupted Taylor Swift on stage at the MTV VMAs, he pronounced the guy an “jackass.”

“He is a jackass,” Obama replies without missing a beat. “But he’s talented.” 

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson