Kanye West detailed his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump in a series of tweets that ended with “#2024,” suggesting that he would postpone his promised presidential run until after a second Trump term.
“I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues,” West wrote. “These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago. I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.”
West met with Trump at Trump Tower Tuesday morning. Following their chat, the two appeared in the lobby where the president-elect said of West, “He’s a good man. We’ve been friends for a long time.” He added that the two had spoken about “life.”
West, meanwhile, did not answer questions about his 2020 presidential run – announced during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards – or whether he would perform at Trump’s inauguration. “I just wanted to take a picture right now,” he said.
This marks West’s second public appearance since he was discharged from the hospital in late November after being admitted for exhaustion. According to reports, West was experiencing nightmares and sleepless nights in the weeks leading up to his hospitalization. Not only was the rapper in the midst of his Saint Pablo tour, but he was reportedly still shaken by the experience of learning that robbers had tied up his wife, Kim Kardashian West, in a Paris Hotel in October.
Prior to his hospitalization, West canceled the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour following several strange concerts. Notably, during a show in San Jose, he unleashed a 25-minute political screed where he said that if he’d voted in the 2016 election, he “would’ve voted for Trump.”
Kanye West met with President-Elect Donald Trump Tuesday at Trump Tower.