AceShowbiz - Kanye West met Donald Trump on Thursday, October 11 at the Oval Office to discuss various ranges of topics. After POTUS signed the Music Modernization Act into law, the rapper went on a lengthy monologue about a range of topic, from his mental health to providing job opportunities in the country.
Calling himself a self a Superman whenever he put his MAGA hat on, Kanye said that he viewed Trump as a "father figure." He also explained why he famously derided former President Bush as racist while defending Trump before revealing that he had been misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder. He might have merely been suffering from "sleep deprivation" all along.
Kanye said at one point, "Let's stop worrying about the future we all have is today. …Trump is on his hero's journey right now. He might not have thought he'd have a crazy motherf***er like Kanye West." Towards the end of his monologue, he confessed that he had always tried to tell "Saturday Night Live" and "the liberals" that they need to support Trump because "if he don't look good, we don't look good. He needs to be the freshest, the flyest."
Trump could be seen nodding along when Kanye finished his monologue, telling him, "I'll tell you what, that was pretty impressive." He added, "He can speak for me any time he wants. He's a smart cookie. He gets it," before saying that the "Gold Digger" rapper "could very well be" a future presidential candidate. They shared a hug afterward.
Kenya in the Oval Office, right now pic.twitter.com/rBblM0jFOZ— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) 11 Oktober 2018
As expected, the visit caused outrage on social media, with many celebrities slamming the interaction. T.I., who has collaborated with Kanye on several songs, declared that he is no longer friends with him. In a lengthy Instagram post, he admitted that he had been trying hard to be patient, but "now this s**t is next level, futuristic Sambo, Hopping Bob, Stephen off Django a** s**t Ye!!!!"
"From what I can gather... This is the most repulsive, disgraceful, Embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one's soul to gain power I've ever seen," he continued, before recalling how Kanye actually invited him to join the visit and urged his fans to stop following him.
He concluded, "As long as I've lived I've learned that it benefits a man nothing at all to gain the world, if to do so, he must lose his soul. We just saw Mr.West's soul on auction. If you listen closely you can hear the tears of our ancestors hit the floor. All I can say is... I've reached my limits. This is my stop,I'm officially DONE!!!! Trump & His Lil Cookie Boy."
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Now I’ve been extremely patient and made it a point to not jump to any premature conclusions about Ye’& his antics... Partially due to the lessons learned from the outcome of other similar situations dealing wit my brother Wayne (which I admittedly mishandled a bit in hindsight) But now this shit is next level,futuristic Sambo,Hopping Bob, Stephen off Django ass shit Ye!!!! From what I can gather... This is the most repulsive,disgraceful, Embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen. Now I recall you asking me to come with you to have this meeting and I declined (naturally)... but bro... if ain’time I would’ve been in there wit you and you behaved that spinelessly in my presence,I feel that I’d be compelled to slap de’Fuq outta you bro For the People!!! You ass kissing and boot licking on a whole new level &I refuse to associate myself with something so vile,weak,& inconsiderate to the effect this has on the greater good of ALL OUR PEOPLE!!!! I’m a true believer in “It ain’t what you do,it’s how you do it.” And this shit is regurgitating🤮! At one time it was a pleasure to work alongside you... now, I’m ashamed to have ever been associated with you. To all the people who follow Ye musically,socially, or even personally....who are confused, heartbroken, infuriated.... Let me make this clear... THIS SHIT AINT COOL!!! THIS IS A MOVE YE MADE FOR YE!!! THIS IS A PLAY TO PUT HIM IN A POSITION HE’D LIKE TO SEE HIMSELF IN...WE ARE NOT ON HIS MIND AS HE MAKES THESE COMMENTS AND DECISIONS. Don’t follow this puppet. Because as long as I’ve lived I’ve learned that it benefits a man nothing at all to gain the world,if to do so he must lose his soul. We just saw Mr.West’s Soul on auction. If you listen closely you can hear the tears of our ancestors hit the floor. All I can say is... I’ve reached my limits. This is my stop,I’m officially DONE!!!! 🖕🏽Trump & His Lil Cookie Boy. #USorELSE✊🏽
Besides T.I., others celebs like Chelsea Handler, Ike Barinholtz, Chelsea Peretti and George Takei were among those who blasted Kanye and Trump. The 43-year-old comedienne quipped, "Kanye West says he thinks of Trump as a father. Guess who doesn't think of Kanye as a son?" Meanwhile, the "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star simply called the meeting "hell on earth."
Kanye West says he thinks of Trump as a father. Guess who doesn’t think of Kanye as a son?— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) 11 Oktober 2018
hell on earth https://t.co/C9qccTbpYC— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) 11 Oktober 2018
On the other hand, Ike said that the meeting was inappropriate given the hurricane that is wrecking havoc on the east coast, dubbing it "the world's stupidest lunch." George similarly tweeted, "Just when you think we can't sink any lower, Kanye West is in the Oval Office talking to reporters. By the way, Mr. Trump, there was a really bad hurricane."
It’s good to know that while Florida is being pummeled by a storm and the dow is shitting the bed and a US “ally” beheaded a journalist that our president is having the world’s stupidest lunch with Kid Rock and Kanye West— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) 11 Oktober 2018
Just when you think we can't sink any lower, Kanye West is in the Oval Office talking to reporters. By the way, Mr. Trump, there was a really bad hurricane.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) 11 Oktober 2018
Both Kanye and Trump have yet to react to the backlash.