Kanye West has been a vocal supporter of President Trump since the 2016 election. According to the New York Times, the rapper heads to Washington to have lunch with the president
Kanye West is in the house, the White House, to be precise.
The rapper, who has become one of Trump's most famous supporters, visited the president in the White House. for a scheduled meeting on Thursday afternoon. West was ready to eat roast chicken and baby fries during lunch with Trump, Jared Kushner and Ivanka, fellow musician Kid Rock and Hall of Famer Jim Brown.
They met with Trump in the Oval Office, where West told reporters that Trump gave him "a Superman cape" to help do good … My dad and mom separated, so there was not much male energy in my house and also me. I'm married to a family where, you know, there's not much masculine energy. Although it is beautiful. "
The rapper, who sported a red "Make America Great Again" hat, also reiterated his claim that "they tried to scare me so I would not wear this hat," as he did during his recent appearance in the first game of the "Saturday" season. Night Live ". "
West then gave a 10-minute soliloquy in which he said that he had been wrongly diagnosed with bipolar disorder and that he was deprived of sleep.
After he finished, Trump said, "I tell you what was pretty impressive, that was something."
The rapper replied: "It was of the soul, I just channeled it."
Kid Rock, another Trump Booster celebrity, saw the president sign the historic Music Modernization Act, which guarantees higher and faster royalty payments for performers, composers and composers.
The Detroit musician arrived around 11 a.m. and later posed for photos with White House adviser Kellyanne Conway in front of the west wing of the colonnade.
After the signing ceremony, he said: "Everyone knows that this business music is a pretty dirty business … But this is a great start to protect the composers, producers, engineers, the anonymous heroes behind many of these songs that come out. "
As for Trump, he added: "There are many people in this country who do We give him a lot of credit for everything he has been doing in this country. We know that some people do not give as much as they sometimes should. "
This is not the first high-profile meeting between Trump and any of the musicians. Kid Rock visited the Oval Office in April 2017 and West traveled to the Trump Tower in December 2016, where he discussed "multicultural issues" with the then-elected president and posed for photos in the building's lobby.
The White House confirmed that West would meet with the president, and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that her topics of conversation would include "the resurgence of the industry in the United States, the reform of prisons, how to prevent gang violence and what can be done to reduce violence in Chicago. "
West's wife, Kim Kardashian, also visited Trump in the White House several times, first meeting with Trump to defend the case of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother who spent more than two decades in prison on drug charges. After Trump granted Johnson pardon, Kardashian traveled again to the White House for a meeting on prison reform.
West's visit comes after he deleted his social media accounts after his appearance on "Saturday Night Live", where he put on his hat "Make America Great Again" to give a makeshift speech that praised Trump and criticized the Democrats
West noted that white people ask him: "How can you like Trump, he is racist"? Well, uh, if I was worried about racism, I would have moved from the United States a long time ago. "
Contributing: John Fritze, USA TODAY
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