In the latest issue of XXL magazine, penned by Kanye West, himself, he addressed the off the record statement of Barack Obama calling him a “jackass” after the Taylor Swift VMA incident.
When Obama called me “jackass”, after the Taylor incident, I thought that the [wrong] person [had] to be speaking off the record, Obama has way more important stuff to worry about than my public perception. He was trying to pass the healthcare bill. And if he said that to relate to the room or lighten the room up and the whole mood, then I’d be more than happy to be the butt of all of his jokes if it in the some way helps his overall mission. I’m a soldier of culture. I’m resilient. I’m sure I’ll still beat him in basketball.