Kanye West Visits Donald Trump as President-Elect Says They've Been Friends for a 'Long Time'
“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 he 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.
West isn’t the only high-profile visitor to Trump Tower lately. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who publicly fundraised and campaigned for Hillary Clinton in the months preceding the election, also had a meeting with Trump, though details on what they discussed were not available.
The rapper’s meeting comes weeks after 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.
“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.