Barack Obama Calls Kanye West a Jackass; Rapper Apologizes Yet Again on Jay Leno

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President Barack Obama may be having trouble unifying the country behind his health care plan, but can't be accused of being out of touch here.

Thinking what the rest of the country is thinking, and actually saying it off the record, the Prez called Kanye West "a jackass" to CNBC yesterday.

He really did - off the record. But his remark became public when it was tweeted by ABC's Terry Moran on Twitter, reported Monday.

Way to go, guys. Not that we disagree with the Prez in the least.

An ABC statement explains, without denying that the remark was made, that: "ABC News employees prematurely Tweeted a portion of those remarks that turned out to be from an off-the-record portion of the interview."

El Presidente

No thumbs up for Kanye from the President - or anyone - this week.

Meanwhile, Kanye West himself admitted to Jay Leno what Americans, including our Commander-in-Chief, had already figured out: He blew it.

"It was rude, period," he said.

Sunday at the MTV VMAs, the rapper jumped on stage, crashing Taylor Swift's speech and declaring that her award should have gone to Beyonce.

After fielding widespread criticism and apologizing, West told Leno last night, "I'm just ashamed that my hurt caused someone else's hurt."

West, who has had similar outbursts at previous awards shows, though never this bad, said, "I need to, after this, take some time off and just analyze how I'm going to make it through the rest of this life, how I'm going to improve.

"If there's anything I could do to help Taylor in the future or help anyone, I'd like [to]," Kanye said, adding that he knew he really screwed up bad "as soon as I gave the mike back to her and she didn't keep going."

Check out Kanye's West interview on The Jay Leno Show below ...


Kan'tye Wets has a history of stage jumping at awards shows. He needs to be banned from all future awards shows.


I think he was wrong for what he did but u also have to look at it from his shoes When people tell and make u think u r like god's gift to earth u have the sense to step across the line So I blame Kanye and all his fans that put him on his throne and MTV because because they should have stopped him from going on stage Don't forget he showed up at the award show with a bottle of cognac in his hands they should of knew then he was up to somethin


I love kanye west......I will always support his music....I love president Obama ....again he apologized it's over let's move on..... Prayer is the key we all make mistake ..... No matter how many times we have to know how to forgive Taylor Swift .... I love her music keep it up


Oh honestly Kanye is not racist. Look at his bald headed hermosphodite or what ever you call it. Britney cut her hair off and now his dumb chick did it. He and his girl likes what a white person did so I guess he is not racist. I am not supporting him but it's a difference between racist and ignorant, no class, riding Jay Z's COCK and looking for BROWNIE POINTS. OH be on the look out for Barack, Kanye and Taylor Swift having a beer at the white house to talk over this.


The blogger that is from Zimbabwe who is supporting Kanye, please take him to your country. I guess that is where JACKASSES are accepted, hey while you are at it take some G. Bay terrorist with him. Oh I think a you have some gun fight outside your door now so hurry up and click BUY NOW for Kanye ticket to your country.


before you go around bullying little white girls get your fugly face sorted out first u talentless asshole!


josh: racist much? His behaviour was wholly unacceptable and you must be even more of a pig than him for condoning it.


Hahaha, you know the world hates you when the most powerful person in the universe calls you a jackass!


Wow, He said so much and not a dam thing. He needs to say sorry without trying to justify why he went up there and stole Taylor's much deserved spotlight. Kanye your a regular old school yard bully!


this is a free world! kanye you dont need to apologise, you exactly did what you felt was rite, everybody else is allowed to do so...its a FREE WORLD.....I BACK YOU KANYE...I AM HERE IN ZIMBABWE

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