Kanye West is forgiving President Obama for calling him a jackass during an interview last year. The President held nothing back when commenting on West's stunt at last year's MTV Video Music Awards in which he jumped on stage ruining country singer Taylor Swift's acceptance speech, and proclaiming that Beyonce was the true winner. In the latest issue of XXL, in which West graces the cover and wrote the accompanying feature himself, the Chicago native took the tongue-lashing from the Commander-In-Chief in stride.

"When Obama called me 'jackass,' after the Taylor incident, I thought that the person who taped that wasn't supposed to tape it," Ye explained. "Obama was supposed to be speaking off the record. Obama has way more important stuff to worry about than my public perception. He was trying to pass the health care bill. And if he said that to relate to the room or lighten the room up and the whole mood, then I'd be more than happy to be the butt of all of his jokes if it in the some way helps his overall mission. I'm a soldier of culture. I'm resilient. I'm sure I'll still beat him in basketball."

After almost a year of self-imposes exile, Yeezy is trying to put the Swift incident behind him and move on with his career, prepping the release of his fifth album 'Dark Twisted Fantasy,' due later this year. Earlier this month he apologized to the country crooner for the umpteenth time writing a somber message on his Twitter page. He has even shown that he has a sense of humor about the whole thing releasing the single 'Runaway' in which he toasts, among others, jackasses.