Yes it sounds strange but it’s true. President Barack Obama recently called US rapper and G.O.O.D Music boss Kanye West a ‘Jackass’.
Obama was speaking with literary and cultural commentary publicationThe Atlantic when he was asked who he preferred between rap mogul Jay Z and Kanye West.
‘Jay-Z’, he simply said. ‘Although I like Kanye’, Obama continued, with an easy smile. ‘He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented’.
He was then asked if her once called Kanye a Jackass back in 2009 ‘He is a jackass’, Obama is said to have replied in a perfectly balanced modern-professorial voice’. ‘But he’s talented’, Obama chipped in.
Chicago-born Kanye West is known for his over-the-top, outrageous lyrics and social misdemeanours (remember when he didn’t let Taylor Swift finish her acceptance speech?).