By Justin Sink - 05/30/12 04:32 PM EDT
But West then turned his answer to Obama's admitted drug use.
"So if you guys want to go back and talk about what happened nine years ago for me, let’s talk about the president doing blow and smoking dope," West said.
West is in a tough reelection battle after redistricting forced him into a new, Democratic-leaning district. Almost 6 in 10 voters in his new district likely voted for Obama in 2012. An internal poll released earlier this month by West's Democratic opponent, Patrick Murphy, showed the candidates deadlocked.
The president's drug use has been in the news again lately after leaked excerpts from David Maraniss' new biography, Barack Obama: The Story, reveal the president to have been an avid marijuana user in high school.
Tuesday night during an appearance on "The Daily Show," first lady Michelle Obama said the president went through a transformation after losing his father in college.
"He was like many young people," the first lady said, adding that Obama later "realized he could do more with his life."