The rapper sat down with the business mogul in New York on Tuesday to discuss "multicultural issues"

By Jeff Nelson
December 14, 2016 11:55 AM
Donald Trump, Kanye West and Ivanka Trump in December 2016
Justin McConney

Donald Trump and Kanye West are continuing to flaunt their “Famous” friendship.

One day after the rapper met with the President-elect in New York, he took to Twitter to share a souvenir from their “life” talk: a signed copy of Trump’s Time Person of the Year cover.

“To Kanye,” the business mogul-turned-Republican politician, 70, appears to have penned on the news glossy. “You Are A Great Friend.”

On Tuesday, West, 39, arrived at Trump Tower, where he spoke with the President-elect and his daughter Ivanka Trump.

The visit with Trump came just two weeks after West was released from a week-long hospitalization at UCLA Medical Center, where he was treated for exhaustion and sleep deprivation following a psychotic emergency.

While posing for photos, Trump told reporters he and the musician had simply met to discuss “life” — but West elaborated on their discussion topics hours later on social media.

“I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues,” West posted in the first of a series of tweets Tuesday afternoon. “These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago. I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future president if we truly want change.”

Indeed, a West source tells PEOPLE the rapper was keen on sharing his political views with the President-elect.

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“Kanye believes that he was put on this earth to help people, to bring about higher consciousness of people. That’s a core belief of his. And Donald Trump is really a friend of his. They talk a lot,” says the source. “He wanted to talk to Trump about the things that he’s passionate about. He knows that after January, a meeting with the President will be much harder to make happen, so he had to do it now. He is a big fan of Donald Trump and feels like he’ll be a good President.”

After the visit, Trump — who once called for a Kanye West boycott in 2009 — told reporters, “We’ve been friends for a long time.”

•With reporting by STEVE HELLING