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Obama

Calls Kanye a 'Jackass'

The Audio

9/15/2009 3:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained the audiotape of President Barack Obama calling Kanye West a "jackass" for hijacking Taylor Swift's acceptance speech during the VMAs.



The audio was recorded just before Obama went on camera to do an interview with CNBC. Before the interview began, Obama -- referring to Kanye's antics on stage -- said "I thought that was really inappropriate," then adding, "He's a jackass."

After making the remarks, Obama said "Where's the pool?" Presumably, he was worried the joke would go wide. He noted the last time that happened, he got burned for killing a fly.

Obama said, "Cut the President some slack."

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31.

dom    

Awesome. mama would be so proud kanye. ya better shape up.

1871 days ago
32.

Tyrone    

At least Obama told the truth!!lol


1871 days ago
33.

gary    

Sounds like the president has been drinking with his slured sounding chat. Way to go people a black drunk to run the whitehouse and get our troops killed.

1871 days ago
34.

Only marry foreign women    

Is this the same guy that spoke to all the public school children last week?

So when little Johnny - black or white - goes to school tomorrow and starts calling classmates a jacka$$, this is OK?

Decline

1871 days ago
35.

ConcernedCitizen    

To think that this jackass actually was allowed to perform at the President's inaugural ball is appalling.

1871 days ago
36.

boycottKanye    

My view of President Obama has just improved! First thing he's said that I agree with! Hopefully Kanye has heard this and now that the President of the US has called him a jackass he won't cry "racism" and take it to heart... clean up your act Kanye!

1871 days ago
37.

Keil    

Nice!

1871 days ago
38.

Jesse    

Haha the first BLACK president and the first HONEST president wow there are sure a lot of firsts' with this administration.

1871 days ago
39.

zach    

yall stupid that wasnt even obama dumbasses

1871 days ago
40.

Kevin    

I love you Obama

1871 days ago
41.

Derek    

This is the only thing Obama has said that I agree with since he has been in office.

The comment Obama made still doesn't change his policies, and where he is leading this country with the liberal media.

1871 days ago
42.

Chris    

Listen to the press yucking it up with their American Idol, tackling the important issues of the day. When Obama tells them to cut "the President" some slack, do you think they all fell prostrate to the ground in unison?

1871 days ago
43.

gwillis    

GObama!!

1871 days ago
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This is one of the few things that I agree with the President on. LOL. Actually, while I am not an Obama supporter, I feel like he is trying to get the job done.

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1871 days ago
45.

GMan    

I FINALLY agree with obama on something. Kanye IS a jackass.

1871 days ago
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