A few weeks after Kanye West was hospitalized for #TrumpingWhileBlack, he was spotted inside Trump Tower in New York City for a meeting with the man himself.
In case you forgot, the #TrumpingWhileBlack incident refers to the Kanye concert where he said he didn’t vote in the election, but if he did, it would’ve been for Trump. He proceeded to walk-ff stage following the prolonged rant towards his fans.
When West popped up at Trump Tower, it surprised pretty much everybody, including the press. Reporters literally did double takes upon seeing the music star enter the building.
Maybe Kanye West is the only person Trump would entrust with his Twitter account and he'll make up a Social Media Secretary position
— Katie Watson (@kathrynw5) December 13, 2016
After several minutes upstairs with the President-Elect, Kanye came down to the lobby to take pictures with Trump. That’s when things got really entertaining.
West, with his bleached blonde hair and eyebrows, refused to answer any of the reporters’ questions. He stood still and grinned, while Trump occasionally glanced at him to make sure he was alive.
When asked if Kanye was being handed a position in Trump’s administration, the President-Elect responded, “just friends.” He also said they discussed “life,” and said Kanye is a “good man.”
Kanye fans are clearly concerned for his well-being, as he appears to be going through a tough personal time. He just spent several days at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles before coming to New York for a week, and he doesn’t seem well. Of course, this implies that West was once normal, which he wasn’t. This is the same man who went on a diatribe during an awards show last year and claimed he would run for the presidency in 2020.
He’s gone on to cancel his remaining 21 shows that were part of his “Saint Pablo Tour,” as a result of the hospital stay and “mental breakdown.”
The artist is trying hard to avoid anything that could cause him too much stress these days. He’s largely devoted his energies to remodeling his Calabasas, CA mansion which he shares with wife Kim Kardashian.
Rumors are swirling that West may have met with Trump to discuss New York real estate. While he’s visiting the city, he is scheduled to meet with a few Manhattan architects and designers. But at the end of the day, the meeting appears to be little more than a publicity stunt. The President-Elect has already taken unusual meetings with celebrities and politicians, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Gore.
Trump and Kanye have one thing in common, a knack for unpredictability.