Pair met for a meeting at Trump Tower yesterday (December 13).
Donald Trump has signed a copy of TIME’s ‘Person of the Year’ issue for Kanye West. Trump was named the magazine’s person of the year earlier this month.
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.
Kanye shared the image of the signature on social media. It reads: “To Kanye. You are a great friend.” You can see Kanye’s picture of the signed magazine below.
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’.”