Fans have reacted to Kanye West‘s meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower 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.
Many were left baffled by the exchange and took to Twitter posting funny GIFs and comments.
You can view a selection of responses below:
Donald Trump and Kanye West meeting means that there is some horrific news coming today that it is supposed to distract us from.
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) December 13, 2016
Donald Trump and Kanye West 'discuss' life and possible mixtape collaboration. ???? https://t.co/99r3sy6m6l
— TheSmileMaker (@Kofi_Smiles) December 13, 2016
Donald Trump and Kanye West walk into a bar… I mean Trump Tower…
There is no punchline, why did you assume this was a joke?
— Kristy Lowrey (@KLsnowdogs) December 13, 2016
— Nigel McKelvey (@derka23) December 13, 2016
I just woke up to "Kanye West arrives at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump" and I'm more confused about life than ever. What. The. Fuck.
— Natalie Eshaya (@NegativeNatalie) December 13, 2016
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.’”
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.
Despite it being claimed that West would be ‘taking a break’ for the rest of the year, recent reports have claimed that West has “torn down” his studio as he prepares to resume his ‘Saint Pablo’ tour.
Watch Foals speak about their love for Kanye West in the video below.