Yeezus! The Donald met Kanye West & the internet went into meltdown (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
Omg, KANYE is at TRUMP TOWER right now pic.twitter.com/uFtVgbRgRz— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) December 13, 2016
this is the most awkward video of all time https://t.co/0PFGUgTmY0— azy (@azymanzur) December 13, 2016
I don't know what Kanye said to Trump today, but I just saw on @CNN that "Jesus Walks" is the new national anthem?— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 13, 2016
I knew Donald would be like this, and more. Brilliant moment. Here's to the rebels!! pic.twitter.com/wqUWs9Dzxa— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) December 13, 2016
The meeting between the US billionaire reality star turned future commander-in-chief and the rapper who married into the world’s biggest reality TV family and named his album after Jesus Christ, took place after West requested a 15-minute meeting, Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks confirmed.
It’s thought the two may have discussed how Trump could ‘Run this Town’, while hoping to achieve ‘Stronger’ approval ratings than his predecessors.
BREAKING NEWS: "Kanye West meets with Donald Trump to talk about adopting a child together. His name will be Ego Big League Trump-West"— Craig Rozniecki (@CraigRozniecki) December 13, 2016
TRUMP: I'm basically a nihilist w/ no beliefs other than courting fame thru controversy— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) December 13, 2016
KANYE: me 2
TRUMP: Did we just become best friends?
Kanye: But my fans won't be happy if I meet with Donald Trump.— Young Pablito (@LondonTrades) December 13, 2016
Inner Kanye: Have you ever seen an Orange man in real life? pic.twitter.com/TVl6Aflbmf
“We’ve been friends for a long time,” Trump told reporters. The two have a lot in common, from their wealth to their tendencies for making long, controversial statements – and their habit of pimping their brands through the medium of reality TV.
Kanye and Trump lining up to drop the ultimate mixtape.......#Watch— Brian (@BaldManThinks) December 13, 2016
People are upset Trump met with Kanye, meanwhile.... pic.twitter.com/Usz3yHP3q1— ty dollar sign (@typachiavelli) December 13, 2016
Trump has no time/interest for Daily Presidential Intel Briefing. But has time to meet w/Kanye West. Like I said, u can't make this crap up. https://t.co/DnuITXbV3y— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) December 13, 2016
West was silent as the yellow-haired pair posed for pictures after the meeting, telling the press, “I just want to take a picture right now.” Plenty of ‘Flashing Lights’ followed and West, famous for rarely smiling in public, was even spotted grinning at one stage.
Kanye: What's your favorite song of mine— Joe Zappulla (@ZappullaJ) December 13, 2016
Trump: The one where you talk about how great NYC is
Kanye: That's Jay-Z pic.twitter.com/B8azRMgQVD
Trump is meeting with Kanye because Kanye is designing the uniforms for the camps. pic.twitter.com/mxsCdQgL1v— Matt Fernandez (@FattMernandez) December 13, 2016
Trump described West as “a good man” and said they were “just friends.” He may need to ‘Watch the Throne’ though, as the musician claimed he would run for president in 2020.
“When I talk about the idea of being president, I’m not saying I have any political views,” he told BBC’s Radio One in August. “I don’t have views on politics, I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the truth.”
Today's Trump/Kanye photos will be the Clintons-at-the-Trump-wedding pics of 2020 when Kanye runs against Trump.— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 13, 2016
TRUMP: I'm not selling my company— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) December 13, 2016
LAWYER: That's illegal
STAFF: People are talking
TRUMP: ...march Kanye by the press
Kanye West arriving at Trump Tower is trending above the atrocities at #Aleppo.— James Melville (@JamesMelville) December 13, 2016
Social media priorities have turned the lights off.
A source told E! News the rapper wanted to discuss becoming an “ambassador of sorts,” and is interested in an “entrepreneurial leadership role” in Trump's cabinet. Then again, Kanye may just be a Russian spy.
The media will probably accuse Kanye of being a Russian spy since he's meeting with Trump lol— JVSTlN KΛMlNSKl ◢ ◤ (@_J2K_) December 13, 2016
Trump had scheduled a press conference on Tuesday to address his plans to separate himself from his business empire, but announced Monday that this had been cancelled.
Kanye's not crazy for Supporting Trump its just how Kanye's been since day one.— St.Rone🎄⛄❄🎅 (@justinhughes369) December 13, 2016
People really over here emotional over kanye and trump meeting lol— Teee (@ayeeeeteeee) December 13, 2016
West later tweeted that he had met with the president-elect to discuss "multicultural issues," adding that he thought it was important to have a direct line to the future president.