"Sweet little baby?" "As far as you can tell."
“I have a question I want to ask you, Mr. President,” I venture, once I catch his attention.
“Sure,” the president says.
“Kanye or Jay-Z?”
The president smiles. “Jay-Z,” he says.
“Although I like Kanye,” Obama continues, with an easy smile. “He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented.” He is displaying his larger awareness of the question, looking relaxed, cerebral but friendly, alive to the moment, waiting for me to get to the heart of the matter.
“Even though you called him a jackass?,” I ask.
“He is a jackass,” Obama says, in his likable and perfectly balanced modern-professorial voice. “But he’s talented.”
When this photo hit the internet, I wasn’t exactly phased by it. “Oh,” I thought, “A photo of Kanye West looking at an autographed photo of himself that he addressed to… himself? Excuse me while I try to find the strength to be surprised.” But it turns out Kanye has a sense of humor! Who knew!
This photo is actually a still from Kanye West’s never-released puppet sketch show (yes, puppet sketch show) “Alligator Boots” created for Comedy Central…
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The CD edition of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s first collaborative album, Watch the Throne, hits Best Buy stores tomorrow, but Rolling Stone has a sneak peek at the gilded packaging that Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci designed for Watch the Throne’s physical album release. (The album was released on iTunes on Sunday.)
Deeming the large-scale rap collaboration as “one of the biggest joint efforts in music history,” a representative for the Givenchy explained that Tisci brought bold colors and angular lines together to depict the “masculinity of two of the most iconic rap figures of our time.”
But in the Rolling Stone review, Jody Rosen writes that this is more than just a tricked-out “bling album.” Jay-Z and Kanye “may be obsessed with their own king-size lives, but the tone here is serious, sober, weighty.”
Find Rosen’s review and more on Watch the Throne at Rollingstone.com
Alt. Juror Booted From Courtroom For Wearing A “WHO THE F—- IS KANYE WEST?” T-Shirt
"Do you think it’s appropriate to wear a shirt that says ‘f—-’ on it in my courtroom?" the judge asked, anger in his voice.
"Sounds like a personal problem," said 19-year-old Nneka Eneorl as she walked out of the courthouse, indignantly.