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    Thu, 23 Sep 2010 10:50:24

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    Kanye West has finally spoken about his reaction to President Barack Obama informally labeling him a "jackass" after he tried to steal Taylor Swift's thunder at last year's VMAs. When the leader of the free world calls you a "jackass," that's gotta smart.

    "When Obama called me 'jackass,' after the Taylor [Swift] incident, I thought that person to be speaking off the record. Obama has way more important stuff to worry about than my public perception. He was trying to pass the healthcare bill. And if he said that to relate to the room or lighten the room up and the whole mood, then I'd be more than happy to be the butt of all of his jokes if it in the some way helps his overall mission. I'm a soldier of culture. I'm resilient. I'm sure I'll still beat him in basketball," West was quoted as saying. That's an interesting perspective, that's for sure.

    What would you do if the President of the United States called you a "jackass?"

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.23.10




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