West dominated the conversation with a series of monologues that touched on social policy, mental health, endorsement deals and his support for the president.
Then, according to Jenkins, West announced he made a hat for Trump that says “Make America Great” sans the “again” – and that Trump wore it.
“I love Hillary”, he said, “I love everyone, right?”
West dropped the F-bomb during a head-scratching ramble: The 41-year-old launched into a long-winded soliloquy in which he claimed he had been misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder (explaining his issues actually stem from sleep deprivation) and deemed his belief system something akin to “fine wine”.
“We don’t need sentences, we need pardons”, Mr. West told the president.
Immediately after Kanye West revealed his bad iPhone passcode to the world, he said that Apple should build Trump the iPlane1. “This is the most repulsive, disgraceful, Embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen”.
The Chicago-raised rapper and the NY real estate mogul-turned president have a long friendship that goes back before the 2016 election.
“He can speak for me anytime he wants”, Trump said, gratefully. Something tells me he’s done this before.
“I love this guy”, Kanye declared in the Oval Office.
“You made a Superman cape for me”, he told Trump.
While we admire the products Apple delivers, it is a awful idea for the phone and computer company to get into the aviation business to create what is arguably the most important plane in the world. He said the bombastic pair discussed “life”.
The rapper was originally invited to lunch with the president, former National Football League star Jim Brown and Jared Kushner to discuss prison reform, manufacturing, and gang violence. Supporters of West’s music have described him as a political sellout.
In a recent appearance on “Saturday Night Live”, Mr. West said cast members tried to talk him out of wearing the hat on TV.
On the subject of violence in Chicago, West said “stop-and-frisk does not help the relationships in the city” and “another thing is opening up industries, and we’ve got to get some tax breaks too”.
Later, West gave a charged critique of the media, including SNL, where he voiced his support of Trump in an untelevised rant.
West acknowledged that some people have an issue with the word “again” in the trademark Trump slogan, and said he prefers simply “Make America Great”. “You think racism can control me?” “We do need reform. Look at this, Jared”, he said. (That particular dis is from a Chapelle’s Show skit.) She added, “They’ve had it with him”.
“You better play 4-D chess with me like it’s Minority Report, cause it ain’t that simple”.