Barack Obama: Finds Kanye West to be 'talented jackass'
President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his belief that Kanye West is a "jackass".
previously, the American president called the rapper a "jackass" for interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Obama insisted in a profile on West for The Atlantic that, he likes West in spite of his remarks.
"I like Kanye," he said. "He's a Chicago guy. Smart. He's very talented."
"He is a jackass," Obama continued. "But he's talented."
The singer is rumored to be dating Kim Kardashian, who he reportedly considers to be "his Beyoncé".