The rapper had arrived around 9 a.m. ET with an entourage in tow but without wife Kim Kardashian West. Half an hour later, West and Trump re-emerged in the lobby, where they posed for photos. But at the time, the rapper refused to answer questions about the purpose of his visit, saying, "I just want to take a picture right now."This comes on the heals of Kanye's own mental break down which occurred shortly after his wife and reality TV personality, Kim Kardashian, was robbed at gunpoint and also occurred near the anniversary of Kanye's mother's death:
Trump later told the press that he had "discussed life" with West, whom he called a friend and a "good man."
Kanye West is out of the hospital but not out of the woods, and it all stems from the rapper's erratic pattern of taking his meds ... sources connected with the family tell TMZ.This added to the circus-like aspect of the meeting between 'Ye and the president-elect who, himself, has been the center of much controversy over the past two years during his campaign for office. Apparently, 'Ye has decided to re-enter the political arena once again, an arena he has not entered since declaring famously that George Bush "doesn't care about Black people" after the President's lackluster response to Hurricane Karina victims in Louisiana.
Our sources say Kanye has long suffered from psychological issues controllable by medication. We're told Kanye is steady on his meds, but deviated from the prescribed dosage ... and that's what led to the downward spiral and eventual mental breakdown.
It's still unclear if Kanye flat-out stopped taking some of the pills or just decided to take different amounts -- but we're told he made the biggest changes in the wake of Kim's Paris robbery. Doctors were able to keep Kanye in the hospital for 8 days, and during that time were able to medicate him, and get him more stable.
We're told he's getting outpatient treatment and he's okay right now, but since he's not under 24/7 observation ... it's up to him to stay on the correct dosage.
Hours later, West tweeted that he “wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues.”
West has chosen to place himself in the spotlight after weeks of keeping an extremely low profile following onstage rants, a tour cancellation and hospitalization. During those rants, recorded by audience members, West declared before a booing crowd that he would have voted for Trump — had he voted at all.
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Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told reporters that West came to Trump Tower to “meet with the president-elect.”
TMZ said West requested the meeting and there was no talk about his involvement in the new administration.
West tweeted that they spoke about “bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago.”
“I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change,” he added. Then West, who has repeatedly floated a 2020 presidential run, tweeted “#2024.”
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