President Barack Obama talks about his relationship with Kanye West
"Look, I love his music, he’s incredibly creative, but..."
Aside from reading mean tweets about himself on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night (watch it here), President Barack Obama also took the time to discuss his relationship with rapper-turned-designer Kanye West on the American TV show.
West recently announced that the President called his home phone, during his lecture at Oxford University. The lecture saw West bring Elon Musk (CEO and CTO of SpaceX) into the conversation, before telling the audience that Obama “calls the home phone.”
Obama denied calling West's home phone during the Kimmel interview, saying: “I’ve met Kanye twice. The first time when I was a senator, and he was with his mom. He had just gotten big and he’s from Chicago … He was very soft spoken, very gracious. He was a young guy, hadn’t quite come into his own. Then, about six months ago, he came to an event,” the President added. “Look, I love his music, he’s incredibly creative, but I don’t think I have his home number.”
Since the show aired, TMZ caught up with West at LAX, who told the paparazzi "He called the home phone, he knows that..." Before adding with a smile, "Don't try to play us off against each other, I love Obama."