"He didn't kill anybody."
He says the rapper's behavior "completely uncalled for" and his "punishment was to appear on the new Jay Leno show."
You've read the transcript and heard the audio, now you can watch Obama chastising Kanye in an off-the-record interview.
You can see by the look on his face that he knew it would be.
Even though he said he'd take time off, his tour with Lady Gaga will kick off on November 10.
Them's fightin' words!
Are we naïve to think this isn't the president's voice?
"The young lady sees like a perfectly nice person ... He's a jackass."
Swift: "He hasn't personally reached out, but if he wanted to say hi ... "
Last night's shaky first episode of 'The Jay Leno Show' drew an impressive 17.7 million viewers.
Obama calls Kanye a "jackass," but nobody was supposed to know that. We doubt Obama minds, though.
Kanye West somehow turned the first-ever episode of 'The Jay Leno Show' into raw, compelling television.
"Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a 'jackass' for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won."
"I feel like Ben Stiller in 'Meet The Parents.'"
"At least Kanye started his tiny tirade by telling Swift 'I'm going to let you finish.' MTV are the ones who actually didn't."
See their epic fashion spread (spread being the operative word).
Does his mission to acknowledge the greatness of contemporary musicians not amount to a worthy cause?
These New York City stabbers. Have they no respect for celebrity?