Why Kanye West Feels Used By President Obama
Kanye West, hot on his Yeezus Tour, stopped by Philly’s Morning Show on Hot1079Philly for an impromptu radio interview on Monday morning where he opened up about his relationship with President Obama.
During the interview, the rapper revealed that he felt used by the nation’s President. “Oh, you talking about how he used to come and visit me and my mama and tell me he’s about to run for president? I just think that we’re pop icons, and the president likes to use that type of thing just to be down,” West said when asked if he would ever “break bread” with President Obama.
He added, “People was fine with me being everyone’s punching bag for about five years. ‘This is the person we love to hate, so if you want to distract people from everything that’s going on … Just say you hate Kanye and there’s going be 30 other people who say they hate Kanye.’ That was kind of my position in culture and he also used that too. ‘Oh, he’s a jackass,’ because that’s how the world felt.”
“I don’t care if someone’s the president or not. I care about thoughts and how you helping people and what you bring to the world,” West said. Then he revealed that he was no longer going to mention the President’s name anymore. “I’m passed that,” he said. “That’s out my thoughts. That’s lowering my priority of thinking at this point.”
This isn’t the first time West has slammed President Obama. Twice, he has called Obama a “jackass” including back in 2009. In In October, the raper also fired shots at Michelle Obama after she appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine.
“There’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue,” Kanye told Ryan Seacrest. “No one is looking at what Obama is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a bikini pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day.”
Check out part one, two and three of the interview below: