WASHINGTON — Declaring that his red “MAGA” hat makes him “feel like Superman,” rapper Kanye West made a free-styling appearance in the Oval Office Thursday.
Rapper Kanye West speaks with Ivanka Trump after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 11, 2018.
Ahead of a private lunch, President Donald Trump and West spoke with reporters as they sat across from each other at the Resolute desk. West dominated the conversation with a series of monologues that touched on social policy, mental health, endorsement deals and his support for the president.
Rapper Kanye West, left, shows a picture of a plane on a phone to U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Oval office of the White House on October 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.
“Trump is on his hero’s journey right now,” West said, tossing out an expletive to describe himself.
West said that many people believe that, if you’re black, you have to be a Democrat and said he was pressured not to wear his red “Make America Great Again” hat. But he said “this hat, it gives me power.”
Rapper Kanye West speaks during his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 11, 2018.
West credited Trump with preventing a war with North Korea and encouraged Trump to swap his usual Air Force One for a hydrogen-powered plane. West also argued that Trump deserved more respect, saying: “if he don’t look good, we don’t look good.”
Ok. Well. I never thought my jaw could keep dropping but this Kanye conference with @realDonaldTrump, banging on the Oval Office desk, dropping bombs like “M***F**” is something to see. Is Kanye, who spoke openly about his mental health, ok? Even Trump …read more
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