During a recent interview, President Obama speaks on Kanye West's music.
Kanye West and Barack Obama seem to have been at odds in the past, specifically when the President threw a shot at 'Ye when discussing the "American dream" this past year.
"The American Dream involved some pretty basic stuff. A good job where you felt some security. A good education… People felt if they worked hard they could get there… I don’t think people went around saying to themselves, ‘I need to have a 10,000-square-foot house’… I think, there has also been a shift in culture. We weren’t exposed to the things we didn’t have in the same way that kids these days are. There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Kids 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.
Kanye in turn took a shot at Obama's wifey, saying that Kim Kardashian is more influential than Michelle Obama. Lest we forget the time Obama chose between Kanye West and Jay Z...and he chose Hov. All differences aside, in a recent exclusive interview for People, Obama had some praise for Mr. West.
"Kanye’s music is outstanding, though," Obama said. "I’ve got a lot of his stuff on my iPad. If it was a concert, then I might not mind listening to him."
The full interview hits newsstands on Friday.