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President Obama reiterates for the second time in three years that Kanye West is a jackass. Although the President thinks Ye is talented and is also from Chicago, he was quick to express his feelings about the rapper.

Here’s an excerpt from the new May issue of The Atlantic:

“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.”

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