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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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76.

Pimp Daddy    


THIS FUNNY,,,

I KNEW BLACK PEOPLE WOULD NOT LIKE THIS !!!!

I BET YOU ALL FORGOT HE WAS HALF WHITE , DIDN'T YOU HAHAHAHA

KANYA IS A TALENTLESS BUM , GO BACK TO THE HOOD , BRATHA...

1678 days ago
77.

nita32746    

I agree with Obama. Who better to know a jackass than KIng Jackass himself.

1678 days ago
78.

Waston044    

LMAO!!! How funny, even the president think he's a jackass!

1678 days ago
79.

laura    

he's only saying what WE HAVE ALL SAID. he's in the right to say it. kanye is a jackass. he's a moron, he sucks at his job and he sucks as a person. he seems very high maintenance and i don't know who said he was gods gift to the entertainment industry, but whomever that person is, needs to be shot. seriously, who gave him this huge ego?! get over yourself kanye!!! YOU SUCK AT LIFE!!!!!!

1678 days ago
80.

frogpudding    

HaHaHa.My post keep getting blocked and all I said is Kanye is lower than jackass dung and a worthless POS!!!HaHaHa

1678 days ago
81.

Pimp Daddy    

79. Come on bloggers.........that was STAGED on VMA Sunday!

We should check the BILLBOARD CHARTS next week for Kanye and Taylor. Their music is still selling.........ya, think????

OR better yet Kanye and Taylor are working on a NEW SONG. ya think?

AND IF THE MEDIA DID NOT HAVE EVERY A MICROPHONE IN PRES. OBAMA'S
EAR, THEN WE WOULDN'T KNOW ALL OFF THE CUFF COMMENTS.....DAMN TMZ AND OTHER MEDIA!

Posted at 3:46PM on Sep 15th 2009 by justsayin 2

YOUR JOKING RIGHT......
THE PREZ IS 100% WITH IN HIS RIGHTS, HE IS AN AMERICAN TOO!!

1678 days ago
82.

Sniglet    

It's beneath a President to even mention a nothing story like this. Obama is a gutter rat.

1678 days ago
83.

barf    

oh yes! he simply said what we were all thinking or saying...

dont make him a target now darnit!

1678 days ago
84.

Linda Mott    

He has the right to express his opinion. Anyone that says it was ok to act like this is a J**k A**.

1678 days ago
85.

Jennifer    

To attempt to compare what Obama said to what Kanye did is apples and oranges. Kanye intended for everyone to hear his opinion knowing he humiliated TS in the process. Whereas Obama did not; he only suspected a few people would hear it. I still think it's comical that he actually said it; good for him. Kanye had it coming. He ruined his career with that maneuver and made TS shine. And I used to be a Kanye fan...

TMZ I've got to hand it to you all... you're good at getting the information. In fact, the best.

1678 days ago
86.

Pimp Daddy    

94. It's beneath a President to even mention a nothing story like this. Obama is a gutter rat.

Posted at 3:53PM on Sep 15th 2009 by Mike

YOU MUST BE A ASSFACED REPUBLICAN WHO THINKS BECAUSE BUSH AND CHANEY THOUGHT THEY WERE BETTER THAN THE REST OF US THAT PRES OBAMA SHOULD FEEL
THE SAME WAY... REPUBLICAN ARE NAZI'S IN SUITS ... DUMS ASS

1678 days ago
87.

ladyli1    

TOOOOO FUNNY!

1678 days ago
88.

JFCARR    

his momma woulda slapped da black offa his sorry ass

1678 days ago
89.

WillOTheWisp    



Just goes to show Kanye really does need to take a break and chill out. For the President to see that something's wrong with Kanye... maybe, this is a clue for Kanye to get some well needed rest and go ahead a grieve his mother's death.

Go to Africa Kanye, and come back refreshed!




1678 days ago
90.

romil4    

14. AWESOME!! And rops for a president who is aware of current events & pop culture!
Posted at 3:12PM on Sep 15th 2009 by KH

That's what I want - a president who gives his OPINIONS on "pop culture". Such class! Since when does the president give his opinions on local police matters & now on music awards? Has the dignity of the office of the President of the United States really sunk this low? Really?

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