Controversial entertainer Kanye West has finally spoken about President Barack Obama informally labeling him a “jacka**” after his 2009 televised Video Music Awards fiasco last year.
From Yeezy’s perspective, Obama’s comment was playful and unintentional.
“When Obama called me ‘jack*ss,’ after the Taylor [Swift] incident, I thought that the person to be speaking off the record. Obama has way more important stuff to worry about than my public perception. He was trying to pass the healthcare bill. And if he said that to relate to the room or lighten the room up and the whole mood, then I’d be more than happy to be the butt of all of his jokes if it in the some way helps his overall mission. I’m a soldier of culture. I’m resilient. I’m sure I’ll still beat him in basketball.” (Karen Civil)
Obama’s unauthorized remarks leaked on the Internet last September.
“I thought that was really inappropriate! You know? It’s like, she’s getting an award–what are you butting in? I hear you. I agree with you. The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person. She’s getting her award. What’s he doing up there? He’s a jacka**. Now, now, all this stuff, I’m assuming all this stuff [laughs] come on guys, cut the president some slack. I got a lot of other stuff on my plate…” (YouTube)
Yeezy previously displayed his support for Obama by performing at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
This year’s (08) Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado will have an urban feel to it, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Wyclef Jean have been booked to perform. Kanye West will play the Democratic National Convention in August. The hip-hop star will be joined by N.E.R.D and Wyclef Jean at the event, which is part of Barack Obama’s campaign to become the American President. (Sponkit)
Ye recently penned an article about escaping the public following last year’s Video Music Awards rant.
“The relationship with the public and with your fans is like the relationship with your girlfriend. How could I not, at a certain point, be like, ‘I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have been at the awards show. I’m sorry.’ Not that I don’t deserve to get beat up or change who I am inside, to make sure that that doesn’t happen again…I knew I wasn’t in a great spot publicly after the incident, but I would just block it out and work as hard as possible and let my work be my saving grace. In a way, I had thrown a Molotov cocktail at my own career, and it gave me an opportunity, for the first time, to go away and find out who I was. Because I felt very alone.” (XXL Magazine)
Check out President Barack Obama’s remark below: