All right, let’s get this over with. Yes, this is the first Black President of the United States calling a black musician a ‘jackass’ for his stunt at the VMAs. No, this will not ‘alienate Obama’s base,’ and yes, this should screw up your favorite talk radio host’s ‘Black people stick together’ narrative. Yes, there absolutely is a bad track record on addressing mental illness in our Black celebrities, but no, it’s not clear that that’s what’s happening with Kanye. And yes, we at RaceWire are tired of Kanye always interrupting our blog posts while claiming that he’ll let us finish.
Yes, Actual Video of Obama Calling Kanye a ‘Jackass’ [VIDEO]
By Channing Kennedy Sep 17, 2009