Kanye West was very excited to meet with President Trump in the White House on Thursday. The rap producer smiled widely when Trump told reporters he and Kanye were friends for many years.
Kanye wore all black which he accessorized with a red “Make America Great Again” ball cap and construction boots from his Yeezy line.
Kanye requested to meet with Trump to discuss prison reform and bringing more jobs to Chicago. He talked for 10 minutes before Trump could get a word in.
The father-of-3 discussed the high rate of single parent households in the Black community. He also told Trump he was “misdiagnosed” as bipolar, adding that he was sleep deprived.
“My dad and my mom separated so there was not a lot of male energy in my home. And also I’m married to a family where, you know, there’s not a lot of male energy. It’s beautiful though.”
“I tell you what, that was pretty impressive. That was quite something,” Trump said of Kanye’s speech.
“It was from the soul. I just channeled it,” Kanye said.
“How does it feel to be in the Oval Office?” Trump asked Kanye. “Oh, it is good energy in this,” Kanye replied.
The president also met with legendary NFL star Jim Brown and a contingent of musicians who witnessed Trump sign a newly revised music copyright bill to increase the royalties paid to musicians via online streaming.
“Let’s stop worrying about the future all we have is today,” said Kanye. “Trump is on his hero’s journey right now. He might not have thought he’d have a crazy motherf—– like [me].” Trump then turned to Jim Brown and asked him, “How do you feel?”
“I’m here to serve,” Brown replied.
After the press scrum in the White House, Trump, Kanye and Jim Brown will sit down with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner for a power lunch in the presidential residence.
Kanye runs up to President Trump to give him a hug. pic.twitter.com/2HF8R1qlmc
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