Kanye West shocked reporters when he entered Trump Tower on Tuesday morning for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, but the pair emerged shortly after and Trump told reporters they discussed “life.”
West didn’t answer curious reporters’ questions as he entered the Manhattan building and stepped into an elevator with his entourage. The rapper, who wore a black sweatshirt and sported his newly blonde hair-do, met with Trump and then the duo appeared in the Trump Tower lobby for a photo session.
“You take care of yourself, I’ll see you soon,” Trump was heard telling West in front of reporters and photographers. TMZ reported West requested a 15-minute meeting with Trump but the media is busy scrambling to figure out why.
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“We’ve been friends for a long time,” Trump said. “We discussed life.”
West ignored reporters questions and said, “I just want to take a picture right now.”
The rapper has said that he didn’t vote, but would have voted for Trump. The duo embraced when they departed and Trump was overheard offering a message to the rapper.
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Trump has reportedly had troubled finding big-name acts to perform at his inauguration, so perhaps he will try to persuade Kanye to headline the gig.
West was recently hospitalization for exhaustion and sleep deprivation. The Grammy winner and husband of Kim Kardashian was admitted to a hospital under his own will last month after abruptly canceling the remaining dates of his Saint Pablo tour.
West was released from UCLA’s Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital on Nov. 30, after spending a week — including Thanksgiving Day — at the facility, People reported.
The rapper had previously demonstrated some erratic behavior, including ranting about Beyoncé and Jay Z and ending concerts early. The remaining dates of his tour have been canceled indefinitely after a disastrous Sacramento show.