Kanye West Done Beefing With Obama

Kanye West
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Kanye West
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Kanye West probably won't be making peace with President Barack Obama any time soon, but that doesn't mean the pseudo-feud between the two men will continue either.

"I'm not gonna mention him no more, I'm past that," West told Hot 107.9 in Philly's Morning Show interview, which aired Monday. "That's out my thoughts. That's lowering my priority of thinking at this point."

West and Obama have been in a bit of a tiff since 2009, when the president called him a jackass, then repeated the insult in 2012. This year Kanye West took a swipe at the first lady, saying that his fiancee, Kim Kardashian, was more influential.


But now, Kanye is done.

"I don’t care if someone’s the president or not," West said. "I care about thoughts and how you helping people and what you bring to the world."

"I just think that we’re pop icons, and the president likes to use that type of thing just to be down and stuff. People was fine with me being everybody’s punching bag for about five years … like 'Man, this is the person we love to hate, so if you want to distract people from everything that's going on … just say 'we hate Kanye' it's going be 30 other people who say 'we hate Kanye,'" the rapper added. "That was kind of my position in culture that he also used that too. 'Oh, he’s a jackass,' and stuff like that because that’s how the world felt."

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