Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West may have to pipe down about President Barack Obama previously calling his home as new reports claim someone from his office was on the other end of the phone.
According to new reports, an Obama Administration employee gave Kanye a ring following an in-person meeting he had with the president.
Sources directly connected with Kanye tell TMZ … Obama had a breakfast in Beverly Hills last October and a bunch of celebs attended, including Kim and Kanye. The Prez talked about using star power to get people to vote. When it was over Obama told Kim and Kanye he wanted to set up a call to continue the conversation. A few days later a staffer called to follow up. (TMZ)
Check out Kanye’s comments on the President Obama fiasco on the next page…
Despite President Obama’s remarks, Kanye told paparazzi last week he had received a presidential call in the past.
“I love Obama. He called our house before,” Kanye told paps at Los Angeles International Airport. “He knows that. Don’t try to pit us against each other. Come on bro, don’t pit us against each other. I love Obama.” (TMZ)
A few days prior, President Obama appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and talked about Kanye.
. “He was very soft-spoken, very gracious. He was a young guy, hadn’t quite come into his own,” President Obama said in an interview. “I love his music, he’s incredibly creative. I don’t think I’ve got his home number.” (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”)
Kanye came under fire when he spoke on the struggles President Obama had gone through since being in office a few years ago.
Mr. West reportedly made the statements during an interview on New York City’s Hip Hop and R&B radio station Power 105.1 FM. The comments came to light after the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz printed them on Friday. According to reports, Mr. West remarked during the interview: “Man, let me tell you about George Bush and oil money and Obama and no money. People want to say Obama can’t make these moves or he’s not executing. That’s because he ain’t got those connections. Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people. Black people don’t have the same connection as oil people.” (ADL)