President Obama Throws Shots At Kim Kardashian and Kanye West?

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian may be bad influences according to President Barack Obama. During a visit to Amazon’s warehouses in Tennessee Monday (August 5), the Commander-in-Chief criticized the reality starlet and her rapper beau for influencing a generation of youngsters to be obsessed with wealth and celebrity.

“The American dream involved some pretty basic stuff, a good job where you felt some security, a good education,” O said in an interview with Kindle Singles. “People felt if they worked hard they could get there, I don’t think people went around saying to themselves, ‘I need to have a 10,000-square-foot house’ … I think there has also been a shift in culture. We weren’t exposed to the things we didn’t have in the same way that kids these days are. There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. 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.”

This wouldn’t be the first time the Prez has name-dropped his fellow Chi-town rep. In an April 2012 interview with the Atlantic, Barack opted for Hov over Yeezus. “Although I like Kanye… He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented,” he said. The interviewer than asked, “Even though you called him a jackass?” Obama responded with, “He is a jackass…But he’s talented.”

Download the full interview here.—Andrew Asare

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