Kanye West has broken his stony silence on President Barack Obama, to the relief of a nation that waited for a week wondering when the “Yeezus” rapper would once again offer his thoughts on the leader of the free world.
West, who vowed during a Nov. 18 radio interview to never mention the president of the United States again, felt compelled to broach the topic once again during a Monday interview on Hot 97, bravely reconsidering his stance on whether or not to discuss the nation’s chief executive so that he could declare himself and his fiancee, Kim Kardashian, “most relevant.”
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And that Obama is “just trying to be cool” by dropping West and Kardashian’s names.
“The reason why Obama mentioned our name is ’cause we most relevant. Case in point! So if I say that, that’s cause it’s the case in point,” West attempted to explain. “He just say that trying to be cool! Obama was supposed to be the coolest person on the planet, now he gotta say our names to be cool. It’s like a feature; we featured in his interviews right now. They need a feature from us to get relevant!”
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West initially vowed not to discuss the president again while speaking to Philadelphia radio station Hot 107.9, declaring, “I’m not gonna mention him no more, I’m past that.”
The bad blood between West and Obama, who once referred to the rapper as a “jackass,” came to a boil when the president lamented that young people these days regard the celebrity couple as “the mark of success.”
“”Kids [in the past] 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,” Obama said during an interview with Amazon’s Kindle Singles site.
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That prompted a sharp-tongued response from Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner.
“I find it so odd that he’s picking on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Well, Kanye West, first of all, doesn’t go on vacation. Ever,” Jenner lashed out on her syndicated talk show. “And Kim Kardashian is the hardest-working young lady in the world. She never sleeps, she never stops, she never slows down and works so hard for what she’s got.”
Watch West wax presidential once again in the video: