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Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Quoted: President Obama still thinks Kanye is a ‘jackass’




Kanye West (Lile MacGregor/Reuters)

“I like Kanye. . . He is a jackass. But he’s talented.”





(Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
President Obama on Kanye West in the new issue of the Atlantic. For an essay hailing the mercurial, smart-aleck hip-hop star as an “American Mozart,” the magazine confronted POTUS about his 2009 live-mike episode in which he called West a “jackass” in what he thought was off-the-record banter with a CNBC reporter — and darned if Obama didn’t double down. Said he prefers Jay-Z, though.

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