When asked to pick between “The Throne’s” Kanye West and Jay-Z, Obama sided with Hov according to The Atlantic.
“Kanye or Jay-Z?” The president smiles. “Jay-Z,” he says, as if the answer should be obvious.
“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.”