It’s been about a year since Kanye West’s crowning moment of ’09. Since then he’s completely reformed into good person. Apologizing tons of times and putting out tracks every week til his album releases. There’s no question that Kanye faced tons of scrutiny from the public/media after his 2009 VMA incident, but one of the most shocking comments came from President Barack Obama, who called him a ‘jackass’ during this ABC interview.

When Obama called me “jackass”, after the Taylor incident, I thought that the person to be speaking off the record. Obama has way more important stuff to worry about than my public perception. He was trying to pass the healthcare bill. And if he said that to relate to the room or lighten the room up and the whole mood, then I’d be more than happy to be the butt of all of his jokes if it in the some way helps his overall mission. I’m a soldier of culture. I’m resilient. I’m sure I’ll still beat him in basketball.

Shouts out to Karen Civil on the transcription.