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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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Why does our commander in chief have time to comment on stuff like this? Isn't he busy running the world? My tax dollars pay his salary, get to work! Oh, and why does his wife need 28 assistants? Seriously?!

1871 days ago


I guess the Obama girls won't be singing and dancing to Kanye's tunes!!!

1871 days ago


takes one to know one!!!!!!!!!!!!1

1871 days ago

Pimp Daddy    

Watch this Thread...

The Black People are going to be Dissing Pres Obama
Priceless !!!

See , He is Half White .. THe Smart Half , lol

1871 days ago



1871 days ago


lol love it!

1871 days ago

La Toya Jackson    

Back to Michael Jackson !!! .. De family needs mo money.. mo money.. money !!! * Love Obama tho

1871 days ago


If it was a lie then I would have a problem but since it is 100% true he said what everyone of us has said since that night. Kanye is a jackass and his "heartfelt" apology last night BS he was a ass before his mom died so he can't use that as a excuse. WTG President Obama I couldn't have said it better myself. :)

1871 days ago


Kanye West IS a jackass!!! Isn't that what TMZ has been shoving down our throats for the last 30 hours?? Oh, wait, its "d-bag"...not jackass!!

So now you have audio of the Pres calling him a jackass...I guess this is going to be a big debate now too, right?? Cause its the president and all, not Joel Madden or Pink...

Get a life!!

Obama is the Sexiest President Alive!! Stop trying to find backlash for EVERY-LITTLE-THING!!! Geeez....

1871 days ago


None of this mess is News .... Kanye, Serena, Wilson all clowned in a manner of a few days... frankly , people are nasty and rude everyday
Something we all need to work on!

1871 days ago

sickofKate it!!! Not a fan of Obama but I like this! Whoever leaked it is a jack*ss though. You would think people would have enough class to not make the President's comment public. No matter how appropriate it is! LOL

1871 days ago


He can comment on Kanye but where is his comment on ACORN?

1871 days ago

MJ FaN    

Wow Obama really want to control America completely, he is no less of a jackass himself.

1871 days ago

you just don't get it    

The prez has a knack for stating the obvious.

1871 days ago

Are you kidding me    

Well noone can accuse him of lying about this one. Helpful hint to Kanye, if you have ever been called a jackass by the president, you are a completely worthless, failure as a human being.

1871 days ago
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