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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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I am not a racist but I did notice you didn't comment on the validity of the comment posted about the video. Was Taylors video better than Bey-Once? That is the only fact that concerns me.

1802 days ago

He's just another Idiot    

Obama isn't a Smart Ass, he is a POMPOUS ASS. He prances around the world like he is the most important guy on this Planet. Whoever thought America would have a Dictator for President?

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He did say the truth! but i think this is definetly something for the media and everyone else to just get on him about and something to use against him as if everything else is already not being used against him.

1802 days ago


The President spoke the truth...good for him.

1802 days ago


to #53 WhiteMan, you're an idiot.

A third of a year is 4 months.

and it's KanyE not KanyA.

1802 days ago


I love Obama! I feel bad for him because this is just something for the media and all the ppl who hate him to target him once again. to comment on obama is dangerous he is the most important guy in the world

1802 days ago


comment to supafly. First off this country was in a hole b4 obama even even ran for the presidency. He is focused on wats goin on in the world its the ppl like you who hate him so much that all you do is criticize and talk sh$$ about him. His comment was have to suppose been made in privacy and of course the media leaked it and is using it against him. How can ppl blame President Obama for whats goin on in the world since this has been goin on since 2000 when bush was elected and of course got worse in 2004 when he was re elected. If want to blame someone blame the ppl who voted for Bush.

1802 days ago


it kills me all these Obama haters even jump on a TMZ site to talk there hate (which, like Jimmy Carter spoke the truth and said IS racially motivated) when all you have to do is look at how many people agreed with their president and how many disagreed...hmmm 92% to 8%, about the same as Mcain got his ass beat by and the same as whoever repuked prance out there in 2012 will get beat by.

1802 days ago


He was right that was really stupid. That was really embarresing and cruel to Taylor Swift, He called it like it was

1802 days ago


Obama is Dangerous "He prances around the world like he is the most important guy on this Planet"

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lmao your really funny lol. If ya think about it as The president of the most powerful country in the world? lol He almost is the most important guy on the planet!

1802 days ago


JACKASS is'nt that the symbol of his party? Yep he got it right.

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o what? He IS a jackaass; a cute one nonethelss; as for President Obama he should know by now that they have those super duper hearing devices planted wherever he goes much to the dismay of normal americans. All these political guys get taped saying dumb stuff out loud anyway, i'm sure Kanye is REALLY loving the press now as long as his name is out there, he's just fine with it; only NO publicity is a problem for celebrities. LOLOLOL let's move on to more important issues like Michal Jackson being gone...:(

1802 days ago

Tracey Keas    

TMZ and FoxNews are so evil.The world know you hate people,and now we have a black President you try to find any little thing to say about him.But God is incontrol not your media service.You thought by sharing this to the world that it would turn people against the President.But you are wrong.He is not a robot he is human being and speak what he feel and you people don't understand realness and honesty.So he didn't say what your evil ears want to here,he said what he felt.That is if he really say those things.We know the media lie about everything.Good example the murder of lady Diane,the media is who kill that woman.People grow up.

1802 days ago


Sure he was right. But this was off the record. How it ends up here is beyond beleif. How does this happen?

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