Evidently Barack Obama Calls Kanye West “Jackass”

Obama Calls Kanye West a “Jackass”: “

Did President Obama call Kanye West a “jackass”? It would appear that he certainly did, when asked about Sunday night’s incident at MTV’s Video Music Awards in an off-the-record interview.

The interview was apparently conducted by CNBC, but the revealing tweet came from ABC’s Terry Moran, and read “Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a “jackass” for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential.”

The tweet was quickly deleted, but much like Google, which caches web pages, Twitter search does not immediately remove deleted tweets, so Moran’s remark is still visible.

ABC has since apologized for the incident in a statement obtained by Politico, but the story could turn into an important one when it comes to Twittering White House reporters. While as far as off-the-record Presidential comments go this one is rather insignificant, the leak sets a very bad precedent. Expect to hear more about this incident in coming days.


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Tags: barack obama, kanye west, politics, vmas

Kanye Apologizes To Taylor Swift On Jay Leno

Kanye West On Jay Leno: I’m Ashamed [VIDEO]: “

kanye on jay lenoPresident Obama thinks he’s a jackass. Hundreds of thousands of tweets have expressed similar sentiments. And this evening, Kanye West was one of the first guests on the premiere episode of Jay Leno’s new primetime show, where the musician said that he’s “ashamed” of crashing Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at Sunday night’s Video Music Awards.

Kanye had already been scheduled to perform of the show, but the interview was only added to the schedule after last night’s antics became the buzz of the media and the Web. After watching it, it seems fairly clear that Sunday’s antics were not staged, as Leno nearly brings Kanye to tears in asking about what his recently deceased mother would think of his actions.

Here’s the interview in full, via NBC:

Do you think this is the end of buzz about the VMAs, or will Obama’s “jackass” comment and the Leno interview continue to make this the week’s big story?

Tags: jay leno, kanye west, taylor swift, vmas