Kanye West speaks out over his meeting with Donald Trump

Pair shared a hug outside Trump Tower earlier today (December 13)

Kanye West has explained why he met up with Donald Trump in New York earlier today (December 13).

Video footage emerged of West embracing Trump in front of cameras. Trump claimed that the pair had been friends for a “long time” and West was asked if he was going to play Trump’s inauguration.

The rapper took to Twitter tonight to reveal that he met with the President-elect to “discuss multicultural issues” which included “bullying, supporting teachers, modernising curriculums, and violence in Chicago”.

He added: “I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.”

West signed off with the hashtag 2024, suggesting that he may run for President himself if Trump serves two terms.

West reportedly requested the “15-minute sitdown” meeting with the controversial billionaire-turned-politician.

E! News also claims that the rapper met with Trump “to discuss a potential role for the rapper” and the possibility of West becoming an “ambassador of sorts”. The report claims: “Trump is interested in getting West involved in an ‘entrepreneurial leadership role’.”

Many were left baffled by the exchange and took to Twitter posting funny GIFs and comments.

Last month, before his recent hospitalisation, West voiced his support for Trump, saying that, had he voted, he would have voted for Trump. The comments were badly received by fans.

West was recently released from hospital after being hospitalised for “temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration” in late November, following a series on on-stage outbursts.

West’s hospitalisation came after an erratic few weeks. He cancelled the remainder of his ‘Saint Pablo’ tour, after a concert in Sacramento where he controversially cut his set short after just 30 minutes following a rant about Beyonce, where he claimed that her husband and West’s former friend and collaborator Jay Z had the means to have him killed.