Last year during some off-the-record conversation, Obama was taped speaking on the Kanye West x Taylor Swift situation. Proceeding to call Ye a "jackass" for his antics. Below is Kanye's thoughts on the situation, which can be found in this month's issue of XXL.
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 to KC on the transcription.