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Obama calls Kanye West a 'Jackass'

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

NEW YORK (TMZ) - TMZ has obtained the audiotape of President Barack Obama calling Kanye West a "jackass" for hijacking Taylor Swift's acceptance speech during the VMAs.

The audio was recorded just before Obama went on camera to do an interview with CNBC. Before the interview began, Obama -- referring to Kanye's antics on stage -- said "I thought that was really inappropriate," then adding, "He's a jackass."

After making the remarks, Obama said "Where's the pool?" Presumably, he was worried the joke would go wide. He noted the last time that happened, he got burned for killing a fly.

Obama said, "Cut the President some slack."

Listen to the audio here: http://www.tmz.com/2009/09/15/obama-calls-kanye-a-jackass/

Watch TMZ tonight on Fox 29 at 11:30.

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