It has been more than two years since Kanye West's infamous, "I'ma let you finish" rant at the MTV Video Music Awards where he stole Taylor Swift's thunder, yet he's still a "jackass" in the eyes of President Obama. In the upcoming May issue of The Atlantic, the president elaborates on his position, saying, "He's very talented. He is a jackass, but he's talented."
While it's no secret that Obama enjoys listening to Kanye's BFF, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, over the Chicago native, it was after that 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in which Obama originally called him a "jackass" in a CNBC interview. "I thought that was really inappropriate," Obama said at the time. "You know it was like she's getting an award — why are you butting in? The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person. She's getting her award. What's he doing up there? He's a jackass."