Kanye West stopped by Harvard yesterday for a speech to that university's School of Design class.
Then, this morning, the rapper appeared on a Philadelphia radio station and addressed one of that institution's most famous graduate students: Presdent Barack Obama!
Considering Obama once referred to West as a jackass, and also said this summer that he and Kim Kardashian gave folks the wrong idea about the American dream, the hosts were curious if Kanye and the President would ever "break bread" together.
It doesn't seem likely.
First, West said he and Kardashian are "pop icons" and the Commander-in-Chief called them out "just to be down."
He then elaborated, making a tiny bit of sense along the way:
"I don't care if someone's the president or not. I care about thoughts and how you helping people and what you bring to the world. My music brings joy to people. What I create brings joy to people. Me, I'm not about me. I'm about I've got an idea that people are going to like.
"Don't you get frustrated around Christmas time dealing with clothing? Don't you get frustrated with so many things? That's Steve Jobs made things easier for people in life."
Right. Yes. Of course. Sure, 'Ye.
In conclusion, Kanye said Obama "shouldn’t mention my baby mama’s name 'cause we both from Chicago" and concluded that he doesn't give this quasi rivalry much thought:
“That’s out my thoughts," he said. "That’s lower on my priority of thinking at this point.”