Kanye West to Meet With Trump and Jared Kushner in White House This Week (Report)

Rapper performed on “SNL” season premiere wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat

Last Updated: October 9, 2018 @ 5:20 AM

Kanye West will follow up his pro-Trump statements on the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” with a visit to the White House later this week, the New York Times reported Monday.

According to the Times, West — or “Ye,” per his recent instructions — will meet on Thursday with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kusher, followed by lunch with Trump himself.

The Times reported that West and Kushner will talk about job opportunities for former convicts, and that the rapper also wants to speak to Trump about how to increase Chicago-area manufacturing jobs.

Representatives for the White House and for West did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.

On the Sept. 29 season premiere of “SNL,” West surprised viewers during the show’s final moments with a third song performed while wearing a MAGA hat.

After NBC cameras turned off, West addressed the booing crowd in comments captured on video and posted to social media Sunday morning.

“You see, they’re laughing at me. You heard ‘em, they scream at me,” he said at one point. “They bullied me. They bullied me back stage. They said don’t go out there with that hat on.” West went on to rant about his public embrace of President Trump and slam the media.

His appearance was addressed directly by “SNL” cast member Pete Davidson on the Oct. 6 episode.

“Speaking strictly for myself, what Kanye said after he went off the air last week was one of the worst, like, most awkward things I’ve ever seen here — and I’ve seen Chevy Chase speak to an intern,” Davidson said.

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