President Barack Obama still isn’t too fond of Kanye West. During a night of fundraising in New York City, the President was asked who he would choose between Jay Z and Kanye West.
The Atlantic writer David Samuels was among the guests during one of the President’s fundraising events on that particular night and managed to ask him which artist he liked better.
Mr. Obama chose Jay Z and repeated a few harsh words for Kanye, calling him a talented “jackass” again like he did in 2009 after the infamous Taylor Swift incident. Samuels writes:
I get my chance to ask him the question of the moment, the question that everyone who has bought the album or spent $150 on a concert ticket wants answered. â€œI have a question I want to ask you, Mr. President,â€ I venture, once I catch his attention.
â€œSure,â€ the president says.
â€œKanye or Jay-Z?â€
The president smiles. â€œJay-Z,â€ he says, as if the answer should be obvious.
â€œAlthough I like Kanye,â€ Obama continues, with an easy smile. â€œHeâ€™s a Chicago guy. Smart. Heâ€™s very talented.â€ He is displaying his larger awareness of the question, looking relaxed, cerebral but friendly, alive to the moment, waiting for me to get to the heart of the matter.
â€œEven though you called him a jackass?,â€ I ask.
â€œHe is a jackass,â€ Obama says, in his likable and perfectly balanced modern-professorial voice. â€œBut heâ€™s talented.â€ The president gives a wink, poses for a few more pictures, and then glides away to meet with the rich Manhattan lawyers in the other room, leaving behind a verdict that he intended to be funny, and also entirely deliberate: even before an audience of one, the leader of the free world is still not letting Kanye West off the hook.
Well, I guess not everyone has forgotten about Kanye’s past antics.
Source: The Atlantic