Kanye West, American Mozart or jackass?
President Obama votes “jackass”: A reporter for The Atlantic wanted to clarify Obama’s opinion on hip hop artist Kanye West. Three years ago, the president called him a “jackass.” A snippet from the article:

“‘He is a jackass,’ Obama says, in his likable and perfectly balanced modern-professorial voice. “But he’s talented.” The president gives a wink, poses for a few more pictures, and then glides away to meet with the rich Manhattan lawyers in the other room, leaving behind a verdict that he intended to be funny, and also entirely deliberate: even before an audience of one, the leader of the free world is still not letting Kanye West off the hook.”

The article is three pages long and it battles the two sides of Kanye, the villain and the hero. What’s your opinion on the guy? source
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Three years already? Seems like I was commenting on it in the classroom yesterday.