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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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496.

PASSION OF THE TAINT    

Kanye West died for our sins.

1755 days ago
497.

diane    

Kanye only showed his real self, not that he hasn't before, but it goes to show that he cannot control being a pompous and arrogant ass. Jay Leno asks what would Kanye's mother say about his repulsive, ignorant stupidity. AH, who does jay think raised this pig. I'm more than certain it would be perfectly fine w/ his mother, anything he would do would be just fine w/ her. who's kidding who? I would bet my bottom $, Kanye STILL thinks he's done no wrong. none what-so-ever! Yes, he is that arrogant.

1755 days ago
498.

Zeb    

Good call Obama, further reasoning why I voted for this man. He is honest and speaks his mind in a way that is able to relate to so many. Thanks TMZ for this audio, I only hope the ABC Reporter doesn't get into too much trouble.

1754 days ago
499.

Mcihael    

Obama does not need to cus him out but i do thank that was wrong what he did to taylor Swift by Obama shoudn't say that.

1754 days ago
500.

Chris    

Wow. Nice job prez! Teach Kanye a lesson! What he did, deserves the Medal of Jackassism.

1754 days ago
501.

mau820    

The lily white girl must have reminded Obama of his mama. That's what you get for getting out the black vote Kanye!

1753 days ago
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cynthia cooper    

Nowhere in the definition of president does it say "a president is not, and should not be human". Kanye West is, and has always been a MAJOR jackass! It's great that Pres. Obama is not so caught up in himself that he can't or won't share his true opinions on things from time to time. If Obama had defended Kanye, just think what would have been said about him. Can we just move on now??

1749 days ago
503.

Mario    

OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! KANYE IS A REAL I D I O T ! ! !

1748 days ago
504.

katie    

Two thumbs up Mr. President!!! call it like you see it.

1679 days ago
505.

J_man86    

This is about the first thing Obama has done right since he's been in office. I bet Kanye West says that Obama doesn't care about black people now.

1492 days ago
506.

tom desuja    

he thought summed up what everyone who watched the hip-hip artist's execution at this weekend's MTV Video Penalty Awards was mentation. The statement, which was overheard by an ABC newsman and quickly Twittered to a cardinal fill, was allegedly prefabricated in substance to West's robbery of land discoverer Actress Swift's blessing faculty for advisable soul video. Region stole the mike and said that lad nominee Beyonce Knowles had "one the best videos of all period.
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1473 days ago
507.

Makand    

I now like Barack!

1432 days ago
508.

Nellie Peek    

Kayne West aplogized. That's not enough, naturally. He's not the only celebrity to get called on his ACTIONS. Yet you and Matt L feel it necessary to try to destroy him.

1336 days ago
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guest    

Oh my goodness..you people don't even have a clue where obama is leading you. Not a clue..By now it's 2 years after his election and if by now you don't see all his lies and deception then you are a hopeless ppl. Absoutely hopeless.

1229 days ago
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Jessica Quintans Lowry    

I dont usually agree with anything Obama has to say, but about Kanye West, yeah, he is a jack Ass

856 days ago
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