TMZ has obtained the audiotape of President Barack Obama calling Kanye West a “jackass” for hijacking Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech during the VMAs.
The audio was recorded just before Obama went on camera to do an interview with CNBC. Before the interview began, Obama — referring to Kanye’s antics on stage — said “I thought that was really inappropriate,” then adding, “He’s a jackass.”
After making the remarks, Obama said “Where’s the pool?” Presumably, he was worried the joke would go wide. He noted the last time that happened, he got burned for killing a fly.
Obama said, “Cut the President some slack.”
– via TMZ
Watch the audio clip posted by TMZ on YouTube right HERE! Allegedly, the person who recorded the original audio is in hot water with the government.
Obama Calls Kanye a ‘Jackass’