Trump told reporters that the pair met to discuss "life" as they posed for photos

By Stephanie Petit
December 13, 2016 01:23 PM
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Kanye West may plan to run for president, but he didn’t talk politics during his visit with Donald Trump.

Despite reports that the 39-year-old rapper met with the president-elect to discuss a leadership position, Trump told reporters that the pair met to discuss “life” as they posed for photos.

“Kanye reached out to Trump and asked to come by. They didn’t talk about politics,” a source tells PEOPLE. “Kanye is in N.Y.C. for meetings and he is also working with a realtor to find an apartment. He loves N.Y.C. and wants to spend more time there.”

A rep for Trump echoed the sentiment in a statement. “Kanye requested the meeting and we were delighted to host him. The President-elect and Kanye are old friends and they discussed a wide range of topics. It was a very good discussion.”

The insider added that his wife Kim Kardashian West remained in Los Angeles with their children, daughter North, 3, and son Saint, who just turned 1.

West 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. on Tuesday morning.

“We’ve been friends for a long time,” the 70-year-old business mogul told reporters.

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West has quickly returned to his busy lifestyle after his scary hospitalization just before Thanksgiving, immediately following the cancellation of his Saint Pablo tour. Since his release from UCLA Medical Center late last month, West has been spotted out in West Hollywood at the “Rick Owens: Furniture” exhibition at the MOCA Pacific Design Center. On Friday, West hit the streets of Los Angeles with pals for an incognito BMX ride.

Prior to the meeting with Trump, a source close to the rapper told PEOPLE that West has been calmer since the hospitalization but continues to think about upcoming projects.

“Kanye seems more subdued and less manic than he usually has been, but still in a creative headspace,” the insider says. “He’s being low-key but seems focused on the future — future projects and moving forward. He’s slowed down a little but he’s still very focused on projects, personal and professional. And he does still seem exhausted from everything. You can tell the experience [canceling the tour and time in the hospital] was very trying.”

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