…And KanyeGate keeps rolling along. This is far from a good look for Kanye Tidduh. Then again you could argue he hasn’t had a good look since Graduation. Anyway you gotta love the conviction behind President Obama’s voice as he joked on Kanye. It’s good to know that politicians can have a sense of humor too.
Here’s the audio clip of Obama’s remark towards Kanye’s actions at the 2009 VMAs. I feel like a hypocrite for posting this as I’d rather see some music news unrelated to Snatch Seen Round The World. Yes he was wrong and I guess I was wrong for laughing. But hey I was entertained by the whole thing. Anyway, Obama’s commentary on the matter is worth a chuckle as well.
Obama has consistantly proven himself a man good with words. But he really nailed it on the head with his off-the-record comment calling Kanye West a “jackass” in regards to his interupting Taylor Swifts acceptance speech on MTV’s Video Music Awards.
Obama made the comment during an interview is CNBC, and was leaked to the world via a tweet from ABC Reporter Terry Moran who wrote:
“Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a ‘jackass’ for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential.”
Moran already removed the Twitter post and issued an apologie for breaching the president’s off-the-record confidentiality.
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