Kanye West won't mention Barack Obama's name ever again.

The 36-year-old rapper has been criticised by the President of the United States of America on numerous occasions but Kanye claims Barack only talks about him to get in touch with the younger generation.

He told Philadelphia-based radio station 107.9 FM: ''I just think that we're pop icons, and the President likes to use that type of thing just to be down [popular].

''People were fine with me being everyone's punching bag for about five years - 'This is the person we love to hate, so if you want to distract people from everything that's going on... just say you hate Kanye and there's going be 30 other people who say they hate Kanye.' That was kind of my position in culture and he kind of used that too - 'Oh, he's a jackass' - because that's how the world felt.

''I'm not going to mention him anymore, I'm past that, that's out my thoughts. That's lowering my priority of thinking at this point.''

Kanye - who has five-month-old daughter North with Kim Kardashian - doesn't care about the Barack's status in America.

He added: ''I don't care if someone's the president or not. I care about thoughts and how you are helping people and what you bring to the world.''