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Obama: Kanye Is 'Talented' But Still a 'Jackass'

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm •  Published: April 12, 2012

In a new interview, President Barack Obama expresses his preference for Jay-Z over Kanye West. He then goes on to describe Kanye as "talented," but stands by a comment made years ago that the hip-hop star is a "jackass."

"I like Kanye," Obama recently told The Atlantic's David Samuels at a political fundraiser in New York City. "He's a Chicago guy. Smart. He's very talented."

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