West even showed the United States president a gif on his phone in apparent support of his pitch. "But the campaign "I'm With Her" did not make me feel like a guy that could play catch with his son", West complained.
The pair then posed for photos and West, who did not cast a vote in the 2016 presidential election but has been a vocal supporter of Trump, hugged the president.
Addressing the topic Thursday, West said he had at one point been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but was later told by a neuropsychologist he'd been misdiagnosed. The rapper's statement lasted almost 10 minutes before the president chimed in to compliment West on his honesty. He's a very different kind of a guy - I say that in a positive way.
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Mr. Trump sat unusually quiet through the event, at times nodding or quietly acknowledging Mr. He also described West as a "smart cookie".
It'd be cool to have "Trump factories", West added.
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Mr. West's wife, reality star Kim Kardashian, also has met with the president, pushing for clemency for a grandmother who was serving a lengthy prison sentence for a relatively minor drug charge.
"That was quite something", Trump said at the end Kanye's freewheeling soliloquy.
A year later, West visited the then president-elect at Trump Tower in NY in December 2016. He said the bombastic pair discussed "life".
Sporting his now-signature "Make America Great Again" hat, West made his first trip to the executive mansion to move the needle on several issues close to his heart and, before he deleted it, his social media feed - among them prison reform, gang violence and his hometown of Chicago. Later on, when he was asked about characterizations of the president as racist, West said, "As black people we have to take responsibility for what we're doing".
West has received a lot of backlash from fans and his fellow celebrities for his support of the president.
West ended a September 29 performance of "Saturday Night Live" by delivering an unaired pro-Trump speech that drew catcalls from the audience. The president responded by saying, "I don't wanna put you in that spot".
Surrounded by reporters, West launched into something between a spoken word poem and a tirade, throughout which he declared that his Make America Great Again hat is like a "superman cape" that gives him "balls", blamed a lack of male role models in the world for his attraction to Trump, and detailed some redesign plans for Air Force One. He claimed the two shared "dragon energy". My own friends. But this hat, it gives me power in a way.
"Instead of typing in a bad passcode you have to remember, or a good passcode you're going to forget, you just look at the device, and it will, probably, only unlock for you".