Kanye West’s been telling porkies – Barack Obama says: ‘I don’t think I’ve got Kanye’s home number’

Remember when Kanye West told everyone Barack Obama calls his home phone to chat?


by Ellie Henman |
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Yeah, when Kanye gave his bizarre speech at Oxford University Union on 2 March, the rapper essentially hinted that he and the President were BFF’s.


    He told the audience: “With my voice, with my ability to build relationships with amazing people, speak to amazing people, call Elon Musk out of the blue or call Obama out of the blue — Obama calls the home phone, by the way.”

    How cool is that, we thought... But it turns out – that’s actually a bit of a porkie pie because Barack Obama has denied he’s even got Yeezy’s home number. And, let’s be honest, what the hell would they talk about anyway?

    The truth came out when Barack appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and told the host about the times he’d met the Only One star.

    “I've met Kanye twice,” Barack explained. “The first time when I was a senator. He was with his mom [the late Donda West]. He had just gotten big. He's from Chicago, so they wanted to meet. He was very soft-spoken, very gracious. He was a young guy. He hadn't quite... come into his own.”

    The pair then met again, in October last year. Barack added: “About six months ago, he came to an event. Look, I love his music. He's incredibly creative. I don't think I've got his home number.”

    At least he’s a fan though. It would have been WAY more embarrassing if he thought it was bilge.


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