kanye west and obama (iownbeats)

It’s been nearly three years since Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards, but some things are never forgotten.

President Obama called Kanye a jacka$$ at the time and not much has changed since September 2009.

Obama repeated the same statement to David Samuels of The Atlantic during a brief interview recently when asked which rapper he preferred most, West or Jay-Z.

“Jay-Z,” Obama says. “Although I like Kanye. He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented.”

When reminded that he once referred to Yeezy as a donkey’s rear end, Obama said his feelings hadn’t changed.

“He is a jacka$$,” Obama continued. “But he’s talented.”