Kanye West & Jay-Z Hold 'Watch the Throne' Listening Party at Planetarium
Kanye West and Jay-Z at the exclusive listening session at The Hayden Planetarium for their anticipated collaborative album, 'Watch the Throne.'

'He is a jackass... But he's talented' -- The President on Kanye West

While in New York City raising campaign funds in January, President Barack Obama was asked at a restaurant what at first seemed like a simple question by The Atlantic magazine: "Kanye or Jay-Z?" -- "Jay-Z," Obama responded with "an easy smile."

"Although I like Kanye," Obama continued. "He's a Chicago guy. Smart. He's very talented."

"Even though you called him a jackass?" the writer, David Samuels, asked, referring to when Obama called 'Ye "a jackass" for his behaivor at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, in which he bum-rushed the stage while Taylor Swift accepted the award for Best Female Video.

"He is a jackass," Obama says. "But he's talented."

So, the Obamas love the Carters, and the reverse is true as well. On Wednesday (April 11), Mrs. Carter, Beyoncé, posted a handwritten letter to First Lady Michelle Obama on her recently re-designed website. Check out what Bey' wrote to Mrs. Obama.

Michelle,

is the ULTIMATE example of a truly strong African American woman.
She is a caring mother, she's a loving wife, while at the same time, she is the FIRST LADY!!!!

No matter the pressure, and the stress of being under the microscope - she's humble, loving, and sincere.

She builds and nurtures her family, while also looking out for so many millions in so many ways.

Michelle, thank you so much for every single thing that u do for us - I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you, to look up to.

Love,
Beyoncé