Remember When Obama Called Kanye West a 'Jacka**' For Ruining Taylor Swift's VMAs Moment?

When it comes to offending the nation, nobody seems to do the job like Kanye West. The rapper delighted fans by returning to Twitter April 14 after a year-long hiatus. But within a matter of days, he managed to cause controversy with his "free thought" musings Wednesday, which included his "love" for "brother" President Donald Trump. But there's one instance in the history of Yeezy that will likely always be his biggest offense: His show-stealing, mic-dropping moment at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

The day was September 13, 2009. A then 19-year-old Taylor Swift is on stage to accept the MTV VMA for Best Female Music Video for her country-pop single "You Belong With Me," beating out the likes of music industry heavy hitters like Beyoncé , Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Swift was in the middle of her speech when—out of nowhere—West emerged, grabbed the mic and said: "Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!"

Following a wave of boos and a video-pan over to a mortified Beyoncé 's face, West shrugged, dropped the mic and exits the stage.

In the days after, West faced severe backlash with a number of celebrities offering their support to Swift.

Even current President Barack Obama had an opinion on the matter, calling the rapper a "jackass" during a CNBC interview. Audio of Obama's comment, which came after the president was asked of his opinion of West's mean-girl antics, was released by TMZ just a few days after the VMA scandal. "I thought that was really inappropriate," Obama said. "He's a jackass."

Despite the burn, West went on to support Obama and even urged folks to vote for Obama in his second presidential campaign in 2014. However, on Wednesday, in the midst of his tweets of support for Trump, West—who didn't vote in the 2016 presidential election—denounced Obama, writing, "Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed."

His rant led to an outpour of backlash against the Chicago native. Millions, including some rappers, were offended when West claimed he shared "dragon energy" with Trump. West tweeted "we have the right to independent thought" when it comes to politics.

You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.

— ye (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018