Kanye West is 'past' President Obama

Kanye West is giving up on President Obama. 

“I’m not gonna mention him no more, I’m past that,” West said on Philadelphia station Hot 107.9. “That’s out my thoughts. That’s lowering my priority of thinking at this point.”

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West and Obama have exchanged sharp words. 

Obama referred to West as a "jackass" for interrupting Taylor Swift when she was accepting an MTV award several years ago.

In an interview last year, Obama said he preferred Jay-Z over West.

Last month, West criticized the decision to put first lady Michelle Obama on the cover of Vogue magazine instead of his fiancée, Kim Kardashian.

The rapper was asked by the radio hosts if he would ever “break bread” with the president. 

“Oh, you talking about how he use to come and visit me and my mama and tell me he’s about to run for president?” West said. “I just think that we’re pop icons, and the president likes to use that type of thing just to be down.”

The musician said he had been the public’s “punching bag” for five years. 

“I don’t care if someone’s the president or not,” Mr. West said. “I care about thoughts and how you helping people and what you bring to the world.”

West performs in Washington Thursday as part of his tour promoting his latest album “Yeezus.” 

This post has been corrected from a previous version.