Kanye West Goes On 10-Minute Rant During White House Visit

Kanye West Goes On 10-Minute Rant During White House Visit

When asked if West could be a future president, Donald Trump said he could well be. "So when I said I'm like Trump to someone that's liberal they'll say, 'Oh, he's racist.' You think racism can control me?"

Trump endorses West for president: Seemingly pleased with the musician's comments, Trump declared, "He can speak for me any time he wants".

Mr. West didn't dismiss a possible presidential run of his own, but said he'd only consider it "after 2024", or after two full terms of a Trump presidency.

The rapper had been invited to lunch to discuss prison reform but turned what would ordinarily have been a staid White House photo-op into possibly one of the most unusual encounters in the Oval Office's storied history.

Seizing the spotlight from the typically center-stage president, West dropped the F-word, floated policy proposals - and went in for a hug.

Wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat, the controversial rapper spoke uninterrupted for around 10 minutes as the US President listened. Kanye didn't really talk much about prison reform but, then again, I am not sure what the hell he did talk about. Kanye responded: "It was from the soul".

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Sitting next to football legend Jim Brown and a lawyer for Gangster Disciples founder Larry Hoover, West launched into almost 10 minutes of largely uninterrupted remarks before taking questions from the reporters in the room. It's lovely though! But there's times where, you know, it's something about - I love Hillary. But there's times where you know, there's something about - you know, I love Hillary, I love everyone, right?

West also brushed aside the fight for tougher gun laws. "He looked at my brain", West said.

Kanye not only wore one of the caps into the Oval Office but declared: "There's something about when I put on this hat, I feel like Superman".

"There's a whole lot of people in this country that do give you a lot of credit for everything you've been doing for this country", he said.

Ike Barinholtz, who directed the upcoming Trump-inspired political satire "The Oath", said the meeting was inappropriate given the hurricane that is wrecking havoc on the east coast.

Right now, you gave me the heart to go to Adidas. Earlier this week, Mr. Trump said there are a lot of people like Johnson and he would like to find them. Trump did take a moment to laud some praise on Kanye West, calling him a "genius".

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