Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush Talk Lil Wayne, Kanye West

Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush Talk Lil Wayne, Kanye West

On the day of the elections (Nov. 2), former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush took to the media to express their feelings on none other than rappers Lil Wayne and Kanye West.

Clinton called in Pittsburgh's 96.1 Kiss Morning Freak Show's Mikey and Big Bob and talked about Lil Wayne's upcoming release from jail. "I tell you what I think about it, I know this is a funny question to ask me, but my daughter introduced me to rap and hip-hop music after I said some things she thought weren't very smart. This guy is smart and he's got ability and he's got a new chance now," Clinton said about Weezy. "I think a lot of these people, they don't get successful by being really dumb, they're really smart, but a lot of them had tough lives and they almost thing it's cool to get in trouble every now and then or don't know how to stay out. What I hope is that he has a good life now."

As for President Bush, five years after Kanye West made the infamous remark, "George Bush does not care about Black people," during a live telecast, he's finally replied. Bush told NBC's Matt Lauer that 'Ye's comment was "one of the most disgusting moments in my presidency. He called me a racist and I didn't appreciate then. I don't appreciate it now. It's one thing to say, 'I don't appreciate the way he handles business.' It's another thing to say, 'This man's a racist.' I resent it. It's not true."

The full interview with Bush will air on a special prime-time "Matt Lauer Reports" on Nov. 8.


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