Don’t ask Kanye West about President Barack Obama, what he thinks about him or what he thinks about what he thinks of him because it’s all just gibberish.
During an interview with a Philadelphia radio station, Kanye breached the Obama topic and why there appears to be so much animosity towards him from the Oval Office. His reasoning: Obama wants to look cool by hating on him.
“I just think that we’re [Kim Kardashian and himself] pop icons,” Kanye said, “and the president likes to use that type of thing just to be down [popular].”
“People were fine with me being everyone’s punching bag for about years,” Kanye continued, suggesting it’s all strategy, a subtle way to sway public opinion. “‘This is the person we love to hate, so if you want to distract people from everything that’s going on…just say you hate Kanye and there’s going to be 30 other people who say they hate Kanye.’”
It might not give a massive boost to Obama's approval ratings—like, the legislative branch isn’t going to amend the Constitution and let Obama run for a third Presidential term because he shaded a popular rapper or anything—but taking an unfavorable stand on Kanye’s actions may give him some innocuous, low-calorie brownie points.
“That was kind of my position in culture so he also used that too—‘Oh, he’s a jacka*s’—because that’s how the world felt,” Kanye added, for the final and last time. As far as the “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” rapper is concerned, he might as well be named Blahblah Obama because HUUUH?
“I’m not going to mention him anymore, I’m past that, that’s out my thoughts. That’s lowering my priority of thinking at this point,” he admitted. “I don’t care if someone’s the president or not. I care about thoughts and how you are helping people and what you bring to the world.”