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Obama

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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JoyceePoo    

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 f...ing work! Oh, and why does his wife need 28 assistants? Seriously?!

1772 days ago
17.

WHYME?    

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

1772 days ago
18.

nick    

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

1772 days ago
19.

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

1772 days ago
20.

astrophysicist    

BWAH!HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

1772 days ago
21.

alexis    

lol love it!

1772 days ago
22.

La Toya Jackson    

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

1772 days ago
23.

KIRA    

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. :)

1772 days ago
24.

Nunya    

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....

1772 days ago
25.

Inspiredone    

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!

1772 days ago
26.

sickofKate    

Haha...love 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

1772 days ago
27.

Angie    

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

1772 days ago
28.

MJ FaN    

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

1772 days ago
29.

you just don't get it    

The prez has a knack for stating the obvious.

1772 days ago
30.

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.

1772 days ago
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