The pair met in Cleveland before the Beatle's concert on Wednesday (August 17)
Paul McCartney has shared a photo of himself meeting Hillary Clinton before his gig in Cleveland on Wednesday (August 17).
The former Beatle was playing the first of two shows at the city’s Quicken Loans Arena when the Democratic Presidential nominee stopped by backstage.
A Clinton aide told CNN that the pair “talked about the 2016 [election] race, their families and the Olympics” during a conversation that lasted 30 minutes.
Macca later uploaded a photo of the pair to Twitter, along with the caption “She’s with me”, a play on Clinton’s campaign slogan “I’m with her”. See that photo beneath.
Meanwhile, McCartney recently discussed his experience working with Kanye West, saying the rapper’s working method reminded him of Andy Warhol.
The Beatles legend collaborated with the rapper on a trio of tracks that dropped in late 2014 and early 2015: ‘Only One’, ‘All Day’ and ‘FourFiveSeconds’, which also featured Rihanna.
“We had a few afternoons at the Beverly Hills Hotel,” McCartney recalled in an interview with Rolling Stone. “The only deal I made with Kanye was that if it doesn’t work, we won’t tell anyone.”
“I didn’t know his system,” McCartney continued. “I’d heard things like, ‘He’s got a room full of guys working on riffs, and he walks around going, ‘I like that one.’ ’ It reminded me of Andy Warhol, these artists who use students to paint their backgrounds and things. It’s a well-used technique. I thought, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to fit into that, but let’s see. Here goes nothing.””
Asked whether he considers the controversial rapper a “genius”, McCartney replied: “I don’t throw that word around [laughs]. I think he’s a great artist. Take My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. I played it when I was cooking, and it was like, ‘This is good. There’s some really innovative stuff.’ When the word came from his people, through my people [laughs], I thought, ‘Let’s give it a go.'”