Kanye West slights Obama, visits Harvard and resumes Yeezus tour: Video
Kanye West is on a tour de force — of music and words. The ever-candid rapper appeared on Philadelphia radio station Hot 107.9 this morning (Nov. 18) and fired back at President Barack Obama, who has called him a "jackass" on more than one occasion.
"I’m not gonna mention him no more, I’m past that," West said when asked about his relationship with Obama.
Referring to the Taylor Swift-VMAs incident that started the war of words, Kanye said he's suffered enough:
"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 kind of used that too. 'Oh, he's a jackass,' because that's how the world felt."