Kanye West met with President-elect Donald Trump during his trip to New York City on December 13.
West took to Twitter to address his meeting with Trump. “I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues.” He also added in a subsequent tweet: “These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago.”
He continued: "I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change."
The 39-year-old rapper was seen entering New York’s Trump Tower with his entourage, including a videographer and Kris Jenner‘s boyfriend, Corey Gamble, just after 9 a.m.
“We’ve been friends for a long time,” the 70-year-old business mogul told reporters as he posed for photos with the rapper. He added that the pair met to discuss “life.”
West and the President-elect stood close to each other and smiled as cameras flashed. The “Ultralight Beam” rapper gave no answer when reporters asked whether he’d perform at Inauguration Day and if still planned to run for president in 2020.
“I just want to take a picture right now,” West said with a smile.
The two hugged and shook hands before parting ways.
The meeting comes weeks after West was hospitalized for exhaustion and sleep deprivation on Nov. 21. He has since been spotted riding a BMX bike in Los Angeles and visiting an exhibition in West Hollywood — all with a new hairdo.
The star has been in New York City in recent days, apartment hunting with Gamble and spending time at a recording studio.
Last month, West made headlines as he canceled the remaining 21 dates of his Saint Pablo tour following a lengthy rant about stars like Jay Z and Beyoncé, and declaring his support of Trump.
“I told y’all I didn’t vote right? …But if I were to have voted, I would have voted for Trump,” he said, prompting “boos” from the audience at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.
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