In an interview with The Atlantic, President Obama was asked a very telling question: Kanye West or Jay-Z?

"The president smiles. 'Jay-Z,' he says, as if the answer should be obvious... 'Although I like Kanye,' Obama continues, with an easy smile. 'He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented.'"

The interviewer then asked, "Even though you called him a jackass?"

“'He is a jackass,' Obama says, in his likable and perfectly balanced modern-professorial voice. 'But he’s talented.'"

[via TheAtlantic]