Kanye West Meets With President-Elect Donald Trump
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:43:35
This morning, Kanye West arrived at Trump Tower in New York City to meet with the President-Elect. Hope Hicks, A spokesperson for Trump, confirmed the meeting. However, no details were given about what the meeting would be about.
Later, Trump and West returned to the lobby together, where the president-elect said of Kanye, "He's a good man. We've been friends for a long time." When asked about what their discussion was about, Trump said, "Life." West did not answer any questions - including one about his 2020 presidential run - and told the press, "I just wanted to take a picture right now."
West was discharged from the the UCLA Medical Center in late November after being admitted for exhaustion. He initially was committed to the hospital on November 21st. Prior to his hospitalization, West had gone on a political rant at a San Jose concert where he announced, if he had voted, he "would've for Donald Trump." Upon admittance to the hospital, Kanye was suffering from paranoid beliefs, including thinking Jay Z had hired a hitman to kill him.
Just before admission to the hospital, Kanye canceled all 21 remaining dates of his Saint Pablo tour. Apparently, West's breakdown may be covered by insurance, and they would be forced to pick up his tab for the cancelled concerts.
Watch the clip - with NSFW language here:
—The ARTISTdirect Staff