I would never compare anyone to my friend’s wife…Come on now, that doesn’t even sound like me. If I don’t say something in a rap or on Twitter, it’s not true.
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.
Kim is one of the main reasons why me and Kanye [West] are not together,” the 28-year-old Louis Vuitton model told Star magazine. “She’s a homewrecker.