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Mr President, Meet Mr Kanye West

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Mr President, Meet Mr Kanye West

<p>US rapper Kanye West has been pictured meeting President-elect Donald Trump in the business mogul’s Manhattan base, Trump Tower. </p> <p>Trump said the pair discussed “life” during their meeting, and added that they have been friends for a <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/dec/13/kanye-west-donald-trump-meeting-trump-tower?CMP=fb_gu">long time</a> . </p> <p><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div><p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BN9ixCHgQmB/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A video posted by Tal Kopan (@talkopan)</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2016-12-13T15:01:50+00:00">Dec 13, 2016 at 7:01am <span class="caps">PST</span></time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script></p> <p>Kanye West has been seen as a <a href="https://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/article/the-glorious-mess-of-kanye-west">firebrand political figure</a> in recent times, releasing songs with the titles “Black Skinhead” and “New Slaves”, which both focused on contemporary racism in the US, on the 2013 album Yeezus. (Yeezus being the artist’s self-styled title, often seen to relate to Jesus Christ. He has also declared “I am a God” on multiple occasions)</p> <p>Before the 2016 Presidential election, West declared that he would <a href="http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/08/kanye-west-fully-intends-to-run-for-president-in-2020-im-going-to-try-to-do-it/">run for the Presidency in 2020</a> .</p> <p>But in a recent performance in California, he was recorded saying that although he did not vote in 2016, if he did he would have voted for Trump. </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"I would've voted for Trump" – <a href="https://twitter.com/kanyewest"><code>kanyewest</a> <a href="https://t.co/XtyUteCgUZ">pic.twitter.com/XtyUteCgUZ</a></p>&mdash; albertoreyes (</code>albertoreyes) <a href="https://twitter.com/albertoreyes/status/799518214740967425">November 18, 2016</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </p> <p>This declaration was met with boos from the crowd. </p> <p>Three days later, West entered the <span class="caps">UCLA</span> Medical Centre and was treated for exhaustion after police were called to his house <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/nov/22/kanye-west-taken-to-hospital-after-cancelling-tour">after reports of a disturbance</a> .</p>