President Obama doesn't hide the fact he thinks Kanye is a Jackass. Here is a few examples of him hating on Kanye during interviews.
President Obama has many pressing issues to worry about. With Republicans threatening to shut down the government, leaks in various departments, and mountains of debt. So how is it that Obama has time to chime in on Kanye and Kim? Are they Royalty? Is America a monarchy? Might as well be.
On two separate occasions Obama in interview has called Kanye a “Jackass”. The first time was over the Taylor Swift incident.
"I thought that was really inappropriate. You know it was like she's getting an award -- why are you butting in?" he said. "The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person. She's getting her award. What's he doing up there? He's a jackass."
In the May issue of The Atlantic, Obama stated that he liked Jay-Z over Kanye adding:
“Although I like Kanye...He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented.”
“Even though you called him a jackass?,” The Atlantic asks.
“He is a jackass...But he’s talented.” Obama replies.
You would think he would be done talking about Kanye, but on Friday on the Kris Jenner talk show, Obama alluded that the problem with Kanye and Kim, is that they are setting unrealistic measure of what success is for today's youth. It was in response to a question about achieving the American Dream. Obama went on to state that the American dream used to involve a good home, a good job, and the possibility of higher education.
"There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous." adding "Kids weren't monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success."
Needless to say Obama is not fan, but at the end of the day he should be working on solving bigger issues like the economy as opposed to the erosion of pop culture.