From photographer Annie Leibovitz to fellow rapper Jay-Z to President Obama — Kanye West is on a dissing streak right now! The rapper said he thinks the President “can’t effect change from inside the White House” in a June 19 interview.
It’s getting tough to keep up with everyone Kanye West, 37, is angry with these days. The rapper’s latest diss was pointed directly at President Barack Obama and his time in the White House. Kanye and the Prez have a shade-throwing history. One of their earliest beefs happened when President Obama called Kanye a “jackass” (twice!) in 2009 for crashing the stage while Taylor Swift accepted an MTV VMA — and they’ve both dissed each other multiple times since!
Kanye West Disses Barack Obama In Interview: ‘You Can’t Effect Change’
Kanye gave his most cutting — and confusing — diss to the POTUS on June 19. “You can’t effect change from inside the White House like that …You gotta have the money,” Kanye spilled when asked about President Obama in an interview with Power106 FM, according to Daily Mail. “Good ideas usually aren’t connected to money as much …Creativity and extreme genius are extremely cheap.” Huh?
“Don’t worry about how I’m saying what I’m saying. Look at what I’m saying and how I feel my intent is,” Kanye ranted. After dissing President Obama’s lack of change during his two terms, Kanye (in true Kanye fashion) complimented himself. “You do not want to go against the power. I’m working on one mission, and that’s a mission from God,” Kanye explained. Right.
Kanye — we like that you speak your mind, but we are SO confused what you’re trying to say here. Are you still mad about when President Obama dissed you and your wife Kim Kardashian in 2012?
Kanye West & President Barack Obama: A History Of Disses
In a London concert in February 2013, Kanye went on an onstage rant about the Prez. “I don’t give a f**k what the President’s got to say,” the rapper said. Yikes. Fast forward six months and the Prez took a dig at Kanye in an interview with Amazon. “Kids weren’t monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success,” President Obama told Amazon about how the “American Dream” has changed because of our celeb-obsessed culture. Kanye, of course, was NOT happy about what the Prez said about he and Kim.
What do YOU think of Kanye’s newest diss to the President, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
— Megan Ross