*Reblossoming rapper and producer Kanye West wrote his own cover story in XXL and in it, discussed the now infamous remark that President Obama made after the 2009 MTV VMA incident involving Taylor Swift.

In an off camera interview, President Obama was taped calling the Chi-town favorite a “jackass”, for interrupting Swift’s acceptance speech.

Kanye took some time out to discuss his feelings about the remarks, in of course a clear mind.

“When Obama called me “jackass”, after the Taylor incident, I thought that the person [had] to be speaking off the record,” the rapper said in the interview.  “Obama has way more important stuff to worry about than my public perception. He was trying to pass the health care bill. And if he said that to relate to the room or lighten the room up and the whole mood, then I’d be more than happy to be the butt of all of his jokes if it in the some way helps his overall mission. I’m a soldier of culture. I’m resilient. I’m sure I’ll still beat him in basketball.”

Whatever Kanye. We’re pretty sure the prez, with his wicked sense of humor,  said it ’cause he, like the rest of the world, thought you was a jackass for doing what you did. It’s just that simple. Watch: