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Caught on Tape

Calling Kanye 'Jackass'

9/15/2009 5:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Obama Caught on Tape Calling Kanye 'Jackass'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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It is great that the President is honest. I'm sure that people will use it against him, however, if this will be you or I, this will not make a big deal. We have to remember that President Obama is also human, just like anyone else. If I was the President of the United States, I would have said the same thing. I truly believe that Kanye is a "JACKASS" and he needs to grow up and start setting the example to young people. His fame has gone to his head and he needs to start behaving better. But unfortunetly, all people care and entertainment cares is about ratings and I won't be surprise if this incident making him even more famous as We all live in an idiotic society that all we care is about money and fame.

1802 days ago


I agree with Mike. :) Not that it has anything to do with this article but Mike is correct in both posts.

*should really get back to work*

1802 days ago


PREACH IT BROTHER! It is one of the few things he has ever said that I agree with 100%! Tell it like it is Mr. President. This fool K.W. was just as wrong as that fool that disrepected you last week in your speach to the House & Senate!

1802 days ago


I'm surprised that people think Obama is some kind of superhero creature from out of space.
He is a HUMAN BEING you retards, like YOU, he watches TV, and he has his own opinions. His life isn't 24/7 politics, remember, HE IS HUMAN. It's a shame that its all blown out of proportion.

1802 days ago

Pimp Daddy    

Our President is Helping This Country.

You can tell by how LOUD the Repubs shout.

They are so afraid He is going to do so well that He will
Be re Elected in 2012, Guess What He Will !!!!

By then, maybe even Repubs will see the truth and thinking
for them selfs, take off the blinders and Stop watching FOX news.
THey are Controlled by The Repubs

1802 days ago


Terry Moran, the unethical journalist is the jackass. Read; ABC's Terry Moran is the (tweeter) jackass at

1802 days ago

for; while my guitar gently weeps    

Now’ what can everyone’ do, the Autopsy report’ may be in second or third copy, the Cause of Death’ report’ has been Amended, the Crime Scene was ignored’ until after the mover’s gutted the household belonging’s, the Ambulance and Hospital preformed CPR to a Cadaver, the Hospital’ attempted to revitalize a Corpse with Lividity, then’ provided no authoritative’ press release, theirs been few, if any’ press releases / news conferences, but’ persistently Police and Coroner leak’ news stories, dr. Murray’s phone call to Houston was not traced’ until after a TMZ story was published’ a month later, theirs no definitive time-line of events established, we know Michael had concluded USA rehearsal’s {80 hours’ in the can} with itinerary’ of traveling oversea’ that weekend interrupted. “MR. Michael Jackson” American’ was historically’ falsely accused’ and falsely incriminated’ again’ and again’ including proof of vengeance’ and vendetta’ involving the same, or near-by’ responsible governmental officials. Mr. Jackson communicated’ with Doctors regularly, but’ are police even interested in his years of phone bills and calls to these disgraceful Practitioners. Politics won’t help, unless everyone complains to every politician near and far, big and small. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was at MR. Michael Jackson’s Forest Lawn grave-sight Services, it’s overdue time’ for stepping up to the Podium’ and talking’ to us, the police report said’ the Propofol that killed Michael {police already’ reported the Propofol’ was traced from’ Los Vegas Pharmacy} was from untraceable origins’ Propofol was under Recall, meaning’ Police are claiming Anastasia’ unsafe, there’ tripping over their’ own misinformation? Barack Obama the buck’ has a stopping point, politicians need to step-up’ or step-down’ the silence is deafening, this will not’ go quietly into the Night.

1802 days ago

SubH2O floor, shmouse floor..... This is still the United States of America and there is a little thing called the First Amendment that gives citizens the inalienable right to freedom of speech. No where does it list an exception to that right "on the house floor."

1802 days ago


Bad Man, are you dense? I hate communism and fascists. Both sides of the same coin. Bush was a liberal who led us to this disaster of a president. The Left were too stupid to know what a friend they had in Bush.

1802 days ago


hahaha... the President's keeping it real, sorry to intrude, Kanye, you'll get your chance to finish. But hey, he's just saying what we're all thinking anyway, "Jackass" is pretty tame, and it's just the VMAs so what's the big deal? suck up your own medicine, man.

1802 days ago

for; while my guitar gently weeps    

Looking at the information the media has given’ logically, “MR. Michael Jackson” was supposedly addicted to all’ these’ prescription drugs (pain killers were stated’ at one point) yet none’ of the drugs he was supposedly addicted to' were reported found in his blood. The only drugs reported found in his bloodstream, were those administered by dr. Murray’ by his own admission. If MR Michael Jackson was addicted’ to any of the drugs’ he received the day of his death, then’ why did dr. Murray administer them’ willingly? Since’ dr. Murray, believed’ that MR. Michael Jackson was becoming addicted’ to Propofol. How did this addiction occur? Perhaps the fact’ that dr. Murray himself had been giving “MR Michael Jackson” Propofol every night for six week’s may have had something to do with it? Was dr. Murray even board certified’ in cardiology, reason’ makes you suspiciously wonder, why a "Specialist" didn't pass the boards. Also’ were dr. Murray’s credentials and license current, proper and up-to date for practicing medicine in the state of California, No. The fact’ remains, that dr. Murray is not a trained anesthesiologist’ was not performing surgery’ did not have the proper lifesaving’ equipment’ and was inducing coma’ without back-up’ personnel, dr Murray is culpable, for knowingly’ administering’ Propofol’ causing’ a Man’s death’ and he deserves punishment, plus’ he had no business giving Propofol to begin with! He was treating MR Michael Jackson for insomnia, not performing surgery. Doctors are supposed to treat a symptom’ of an illness’ with appropriate medications, Propofol’ is not an appropriate medication’ for insomnia. If you go into surgery' does your anesthesiologist leave you completely unprotected’ unattended’ in induced coma’ to go to the restroom’ or to make personal phone calls’ while your unconscious’ under anesthesia?

This dr. Murray is guilty’ of more that just gross negligence and malpractice, what about the fact that he transported (or had transported) these medications across state lines? What about the fact’ that he had his assistants’ in Houston destroy possible evidence, hindering an investigation? No doctor hires a lawyer immediately after a patient’s death, unless’ they know for a fact’ that they did something wrong! MR. Michael Jackson did not kill himself’ instead he trusted a doctor to take care of him’ who failed to do the job’ he was paid’ and entrusted to do! Since dr. Murray reports to suddenly notice’ MR. Michael Jackson not breathing, then’ logically dr Murray did not witness’ the onset of distress, and if’ dr. Murray detected a slight or weak pulse, the Patient was breathing {Resuscitating} on his own, so why then’ why would CPR even be administered? Why was the upstairs heat maximized? Why was he attempting CPR on the bed, instead’ of the hard surface of the floor’ in the stifling heat, no less? Why would dr. Murray stop “CPR” to run to the kitchen, to tell the chef’ to send up a child’ for witnessing CPR administration’ to body, that’ was later pronounced by paramedics to evidence {blood gravitation} Lividity?

Why’ does dr. Murray not call 911 immediately, because he claims’ he doesn’t know the address’ to the house’ he has been driving to’ every evening’ for two Months? This’ dr. Murray does not have any phone’ or access to any household phone’ available to call 911’ immediately ‘at first sign of distress, Yet’ has a phone’ available to make other’ phone calls? Then’ dr. Murray insisted’ paramedics continue CPR even after Lividity was noticed (Lividity is blood gravitation’ said to only’ “set in” several hours after death) dr. Murray insisted’ MR. Michael Jackson not be declared dead at his home (home death=immediate autopsy) dr. Murray insisted’ oxygen to be administered in Ambulance {home death= immediate autopsy} dr. Murray refused’ to sign’ the death certificate (avoiding liability) dr. Murray avoids’ police questions, for several day’s’ following MR. Michael Jackson's death, thus’ allowing day’s of Crime Scene contamination with all homes content’s removal, plus’ real possibility of evidence destruction, allowing time to contact office assistant Stacey Howe’ to possibly interfere’ with evidence’ at his Los Vegas properties, assuming he failed to personally’ travel to Los Vegas in those two day’s!

It’s reported that it takes at least 40 mg. of Propofol’ to even put something to sleep, larger’ than a cat,

1802 days ago


The only reason this self-centered, egotistic ass that inhabits the White House is calling Kanye, who was one of his biggest supporters and fundraisers and has "partied down" with this Presidential Mack Daddy, a "jackass" is because Kanye is getting more press headlines than him during this news cycle.

1802 days ago

Pimp Daddy    

160. I agree with Mike. :) Not that it has anything to do with this article but Mike is correct in both posts.

*should really get back to work*

Posted at 4:45PM on Sep 15th 2009 by Maisy

I don't have to get to work.
I work on the Hill in a Rep Sen, office..
Nothing ever goes on here .... No work anyway..
just a lot of drinking and screwing...

1802 days ago

For Sure    

I think Obama's comment was right on the money.

Guess what people We are all doing it again did you forget HE IS A HUMANE BEING TOO.

And please do not tell me I am an Obama Lover...I do not agree with alot of things he is doing.

Now let him be a person (even though he is president) and make a comment Geeeeeeezzzzzzzzz!

1802 days ago

Pimp Daddy    

Posted at 4:49PM on Sep 15th 2009 by for; while my guitar gently weeps

MJ was a junkie.. this is no surprise .

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