The media may have grown accustomed to seeing would-be cabinet secretaries parading through the lobby of Trump Tower, which has served as the base of operations for the president-elect's transition team. But they probably were not expecting to see Kanye West and his entourage enter the building around around 9 a.m. ET Tuesday morning.
The Life of Pablo rapper, who resurfaced last week in Los Angeles following a hospitalization, did not answer reporters' questions. His wife, Kim Kardashian West, was not with him.
Kanye West likes having Donald Trump on velocity dial.
In a wide-ranging profile within the Wall Street Journal journal, the rapper, designer and Mr. Kim Kardashian talked in regards to the president, with their shared “dragon vitality,” and never being a typical Trump supporter.
Rapper Kanye West speaks during his meeting with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 11, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
West recalled to the interviewer how when A$AP Rocky was being held on assault fees in Sweden final July, he chartered a airplane to the nation. However after being instructed the Swedish authorities would frown on that, West canceled the airplane and as an alternative known as Trump’s senior advisor/son-in-law Jared Kushner on the White Home. On the time, West was in his swimming pool in Calabasas, Calif., and fewer than an hour later, after West had climbed out of the pool and was having breakfast, his telephone rang and it was the president. That day, Trump tweeted this:
West — nonetheless not a registered voter — got here out as a Trump supporter in 2016 and unforgettably visited the White Home, delivering a speech/rant that was very Kanye. He’s stated they’ve a shared “dragon energy” — and stands by that in addition to the connection he solid with the fact star politico.
“I’m a black man with a purple [MAGA] hat, are you able to think about?” West stated.
He stated going public along with his help of Trump, “Jogged my memory of how I felt as a black man earlier than I used to be well-known, after I would stroll in a restaurant and folks would take a look at you such as you had been going to steal one thing. ‘That is your house, Ye, don’t speak about attire. That is your house, Ye, you’re black, so that you’re a Democrat.’”