Rapper Kanye West is still not among Barack Obama's favorite celebrities. For the second time, the President classified the controversial star as a "jackass" when he was interviewed for the May issue of The Atlantic. "He is a jackass, but he's talented," uttered Obama when asked to talk about remarks he made all the way back in 2009. The President previously called the artist a jackass after he famously interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 Video Music Awards and his opinion hasn't changed. "The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person," he said at the time. "She's getting her award. What's he doing up there? He's a jackass." When it comes to the outspoken rapper, Obama isn't alone in voicing disgust over some of his antics. Here are a few other celebrities that haven't thought too highly of "Gold Digger" singer.
Obama might have shown restraint when talking about the incident with Taylor Swift but the Grammy-winning singer didn't pull any punches when it came to sharing her disgust. "Kanye West is the biggest piece of s*** on earth," she posted on Twitter after the VMA interruption. Despite the two being talented musicians I wouldn't bank on them collaborating on anything in the future.
George W. Bush
Kanye is one of the few people that can say Presidents from both political parties aren't among his fans. Long before the rapper drew the anger of the current President, the former President had his own awkward moment when Kanye used a Hurricane Katrina benefit to announce that "George Bush doesn't care about black people." Years later, Bush said that Kanye's accusation "was one of the most disgusting moments in my presidency." That says a lot considering the various speed bumps that happened during Bush's eight year run in the White House.
The beautiful singer followed Pink with her own venomous tweet about the star's behavior at the 2009 VMAs. "F*** u Kanye. It's like you stepped on a kitten," she shared with fans while attending the show. Despite her pointed comments Katy was able to forgive the rapper enough to record "E.T." with him in 2011. That might be a sign that there is hope for the President to forgive him after all.
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