When Swiftgate went down, you would be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t voice their opinion on Kanye West. One of the biggest, yet most surprising was President Barack Obama. Even though it was an unauthorized leak, ‘Ye took the time to reflect on what meant to even be recognized by his fellow Chicago resident in the new issue of XXL, on stands now.
When Obama called me “jackass”, after the Taylor incident, I thought that the person who taped that wasn’t supposed to tape it. Obama was supposed 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.