Kanye West got here head to head with Donald Trump on the White House on Thursday (Oct. 11).
During a lunch assembly on the Oval Office, West wore a crimson “Make America Great Again” hat and spoke in entrance of reporters and cameras for almost 10 minutes about jail reform, psychological well being, the 13th Amendment, and his love for the president.
He additionally spoke about Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election marketing campaign, and feeling alienated by her slogan. “I really like Hillary, I really like everyone, however the marketing campaign ‘I’m With Her’ simply didn’t make me really feel, as a man that didn’t get to see my dad on a regular basis, like a man may play catch along with his son. It was one thing about once I put this hat on, I made me really feel like Superman. You made a Superman. That’s my favourite superhero. And you made a Superman cape for me.”
He credited Trump for uplifting his transfer from Nike to adidas. “You gave me the center to go to adidas as a result of at adidas, once I went in in 2015, we have been a $14 billion firm shedding $2 billion a yr. Now now we have a $38 billion market cap. It’s referred to as the Yeezy impact,” he mentioned. “This adidas factor made me a billionaire and I may’ve misplaced $200 million strolling away from that deal.”
The dialog turned to psychological well being and West mentioned he was recognized with bipolar dysfunction, however referred to as it a “misdiagnosis.” “I used to be recognized with bipolar dysfunction, I used to be related with a neuropsychologist that works with the athletes within the NBA and NFL. He checked out my mind,” he mentioned. “I wasn’t really bipolar, I had sleep deprivation which may trigger dementia 10 to 20 years from now once I wouldn’t even keep in mind my son’s identify.”
After praising the president, Trump mentioned, “I let you know what, that was fairly spectacular. That was fairly one thing.” Kanye responded: “It was from the soul. I simply channeled it.”
At one level, he unlocked his iPhone and confirmed Trump and senior advisor Jared Kushner a mockup of a airplane that he needs Apple to make to interchange Air Force One.
He additionally shared his dream of seeing Trump and Colin Kaepernick collectively on the Super Bowl, each sporting MAGA hats. “Showing that we are able to bend a bit on this facet, we are able to bend a bit on this facet, and we are able to discover ways to be malleable within the infinite universe that we're and the loving beings that we're. That we don’t have to stay to traditions.”
The assembly concluded with West getting as much as give Trump a hug. “I really like this man proper right here. Let me give this man a hug,” mentioned Kanye, to which Trump responded, “That’s very nice. And that’s from the center. I didn’t wish to put you in that place.”