Kim Kardashian’s fiancé, Kanye West has shot back at President Barack Obama, claiming the president “used him as a punching bag,” for years. The rapper has also asked the top U.S. leader to refrain from mentioning his “baby mama’s name” again.
REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian Television personality Kim Kardashian and her fiance Kanye West (L) attend Dream For Future Africa Foundation Inaugural Gala in Beverly Hills, California, October 24, 2013. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
It’s no secret that there’s a bad blood formed between President Obama and the “Heartless” singer since the infamous mic-grabbing incident at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
It will be recalled that President Obama called West a “jackass” when asked of his reaction of the “Stronger” singer grabbing the microphone from Taylor Swift on beating out his friend, Beyonce in the Best Video Award.
The President was reported speaking freely at that time, not knowing that the lapel attached to him was on and the camera was rolling. It was an off-the-record comment made by the president against the singer. The video was recorded by a camera earlier set up for the interview. It showed the president sitting as he was addressing a roomful of audience before him while the interviewer was being prepped for make-up.
At the interview with Hot 107.9, West gave his take on the name calling made by President Obama.
“Just say we hate Kanye and it’s going to be 30 other people say ‘We hate Kayne’ and stuff. And that was kind of my position in culture. So, he also used that too. ‘Awe, he’s a jackass’ because that’s how the world felt,” West was quoted as telling the host of Hot 107.9 by The Improper in an interview, Monday, Nov. 18.
As if it wasn’t enough, the President again mentioned not West, but someone close to him - - his fiancée Kim Kardashian.
The President’s tirade against Kimye came in August 2013 when he said that the reality shows by the Kardashian clans represent “a warped American dream.”
“Kids weren’t monitoring everyday what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success,” President Obama said, according to The Improper.
It didn’t sit well on West and he said.
“…well I think he shouldn’t mention my baby mama’s name,” according to The Improper, before adding, “cause we both from Chicago.”
The Yeezus singer continued promising to do the same.
“I’m not going to mention him no more. I’m past that. That’s out of my thoughts. That’s lower on my priority of thinking at this point,” West said in a separate report by Politico.
The host of the radio station even asked Kanye if there’s a chance that he will be dining with President Obama anytime soon.
Kanye quipped, “Oh, do you mean Like how he used to come and visit me and my mama and tell me he’s about to run for President?”
Describing what he thinks is going on between him and the president, West pointed out that he feels he was used by the U.S. leader as a “punching bag.”
“I think we’re pop icons, and the president likes to use that type of thing to be down. People was fine with me being everybody’s punching bag and everything for about five years," West added, said The Improper.
Check out Kanye West interview with Hot 107.9 here.
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