Did President Obama Really Call Kanye West A Jackass? It's A Moment That Should Never Be Forgotten — VIDEO
During the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night, the media said farewell to outgoing President Barack Obama in classic TV style: With an eight-minute clip show of his finest moments. Among those clips was one of Obama calling Kanye West a "jackass." But, wait, did that really happen? Yes, it did, and it was glorious. The clip was from a 2009 interview, which occurred after the infamous Kanye and Taylor Swift MTV Video Music Awards moment. To refresh your memory, West stormed the stage while Swift was accepting her award and he told her, "I'ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had the best video of all time."
It was a crazy occurrence that had everyone up in arms and expressing their opinions about Kanye — including Mr. President, who had just been elected. In the clip, Obama has this to say about the incident: "The young lady [Swift] seems like a perfectly nice person. She's getting her award. What's [Kanye] doing? He's a jackass." Everyone behind the camera during the interview responded with much laughter at the president's bluntness. After his comment, Obama laughed and gestured that he assumed it was all off the record. Guess he didn't realize his mic and the camera were both already on...
And, for that, I'm forever grateful.