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Obama says that Jay-Z is the easy answer over Kanye West

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Kanye West (L) and Jay-Z perform during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 9, 2011 in New York City.

I've got a secret: I prefer Kanye. This is apparently something I don't share with our nation's president, who, in a recent Atlantic magazine article on Kanye West, says emphatically that he prefers Jay-Z.

It's not too much of a surprise, after Obama previously called West a "jackass" after he interrupted Taylor Swift's MTV Video Music Award acceptance speech.

Obama wasn't all down on Kanye, though. He added that he likes Kanye too. "He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented." When asked about that jackass comment, Obama reaffirmed both Kanye's jackassery and his talent.

Of course, that Atlantic article being titled "American Mozart" perhaps isn't going to deflate that Kanye ego anytime soon. Not that Jay's too humble; these two are on tour together, and some of Kanye's early success as a producer came as a result of getting the chance to produce tracks for Jay-Z.

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