On Friday, Kim Kardashian shared on Instagram an autographed photo with President Barack Obama with the caption: “#FBF POTUS.”
In the picture, the 53-year-old Commander-in-Chief is seen standing in between the couple, who were married for six months at the time.
However, Kanye West and the president haven’t always been on the best of terms.
In 2009, West made headlines at the MTV Video Music Awards for infamously storming the stage and proclaiming Taylor Swift unworthy of her Best Female Video award. When asked about the incident, President Obama commented that the entertainer was a “jackass.”
Then in August 2013, President Obama again mentioned West to the press, this time in an interview with Amazon.com.
While talking about how values have changed since his childhood, POTUS opined that the “shift in culture” was due to current role models.
We weren’t exposed to things we didn’t have in the same way kids these days are. There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Kids weren’t monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success.
Unpleased with these remarks, West retaliated while on the Ryan Seacrest radio show; shocking many by saying that his then-fiance Kim was more influential than the first couple.
“No one is looking at what [President Barack Obama] is wearing,” he said. “Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a pic like what my girl Instagramed the other day.”
When he received public backlash for his remarks, during interviews, West showed no remorse.
Over time, it became clear that the Wests would not be joining Jay Z and Beyonce at any White house dinners — any time soon.
However, the tide seems to have changed.
There appears to be no awkwardness in the photo, and Yeezy is seen cracking an uncharacteristically broad smile for the camera.
The first sign of a “truce” between the two came weeks ahead of last year’s elections.
“Me and my wife met with President Obama two weeks ago,” West tweeted. “I’m supporting the Democratic ticket in these midterms.”
The picture addressed to “Kanye & Kim” also included the note: “Thanks for the support and best wishes to you [and] your lovely daughter! Barack Obama.”