Kanye West met with Donald Trump 'to discuss multicultural issues'
“I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues,” the 39-year-old musician wrote. “These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago.”
West also tweeted about his relationship with Trump in general: “I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.” And, true to form, West concluded his chain of tweets with “#2024,” a reference to his 2015 declaration that he planned to run for president in 2020.
While posing with Trump for a photo after their meeting, West offered little explanation for the meeting. “I just want to take a picture right now,” West said. Trump was similarly vague, commenting that the two have “been friends for a long time” and discussed “life.”
The meeting between between Trump and West predictably set the internet ablaze Tuesday morning.
West notoriously declared he “would have voted for Trump” during a November concert, although he eschewed some of the president-elect’s harsher views about Black Lives Matter, women’s rights, and gay marriage. Soon afterward, West was hospitalized due to severe exhaustion and canceled the remainder of his Saint Pablo Tour.
Read West’s tweets below.