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Kanye West Meets With Donald Trump


16 years after O’Shea Jackson uttered the infamous words, “I’ll Never have dinner with the President,” on his diss track No Vaseline, where Ice Cube referenced Eazy E’s appearance at the lunch benefiting the Republican Senatorial Inner Circle, hosted by then-President George H. W. Bush, another Hip-Hop superstar Kanye West meets with President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday, after he was spotted arriving at Trump Tower in New York City, only days after the often outspoken rapper first came back into the public eye following his hospitalization.

Trump spoke to reporters with West by his side, calling the often misunderstood rapper a “good man” and telling journalists that they have been “friends for a long time.”

Maybe we will see Kanye and Kim chilling with The Donald and his current wife, Melania the next four years like Jay Z and Beyonce and the Obamas.

West would not discuss the details of the meeting ignored questions about whether he plans on performing at Trump’s inauguration. He also ignored a question about whether he wishes he had voted for Trump.

“I just want to take a picture right now,” West said, smiling.

“You take care of yourself, I’ll see you soon,” Trump told West.

West, who is often described as intense, emotional, and frequently out of control and has mentioned Trump in his lyrics, asked for a 15-minute meeting with Trump, transition spokeswoman Hope Hicks confirmed.

This is yet another that the hip-hop mogul and rapper, is

The reason for his visit is not yet clear and he did not take any questions from reporters. He walked in with a slight smile and made his way to the elevator. He was accompanied by an entourage that included a videographer.

West, who was hospitalized last month due to exhaustion, shocked fans in California when he abruptly ended a concert with a rant in which he proclaimed that had he voted, he would have voted for Donald Trump.

“I told y’all I didn’t vote, right?” Kanye said. “But if I would’ve voted, I would’ve voted for Trump.”

West, who attended a Hillary Clinton fundraiser with wife and Clinton supporter Kim Kardashian last year, has long been known to make controversial statements.

West’s outspoken views and life outside of music have received significant mainstream attention, positive and negative. A musical genius, one of the most celebrated artists in our generation and he wont let you forget it. Yeezy has always been a legend in his own mind has never been afraid to utter the most controversial rants in recent history. So why wouldn’t he meet up with another legend in his own mind, real estate mogul and President-Elect Donald Trump to talk about taking over the world like Pinky & The Brain.

So what do you make of this meeting? Publicity Stunt? Hype? Or is Kanye West who declared a 2020 presidential bid at the VMA’s last year, open to working with the President-elect?

Can you imagine if Trump appointed Kanye his new Secretary of Agriculture???


About AJ Woodson (2375 Articles)
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
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