Elvis' 1970 White House visit with Nixon has nothing on Kanye West's sit down with President Trump on Thursday. Ostensibly, the meeting was to be about urban revitalization, workforce training, African-American unemployment, clemencies, and Chicago crime, per CNN. But in a freewheeling, 10-minute monologue the rapper, seated across from Trump in the Oval Office and decked out in his MAGA hat, touched on a vast array of subjects, leading USA Today to muse that "Kanye West out-Kanyed himself." Of the aforementioned MAGA cap, Kanye told Trump, "There was something about putting this hat on that made me feel like Superman." Here are some more choice moments from West's visit to the White House, F-bombs and all:
- "Trump is on a hero's journey right now," West said, per CNN, adding, "He might not have thought he'd have a crazy motherf---er like me [as a supporter]."
- Speaking of cars, according to the Detroit Free Press, West said, "One of the things we gotta set is Ford to have the highest design, the dopest cars, the most amazing—I don't really say dope. I don't say negative words and try to flip them. We just say positive, lovely, divine, universal words. So the flyest, freshest, most amazing car."
- Regarding his recent revelation that he was diagnosed as bipolar, CNN reports, "I actually wasn't bipolar, I had sleep deprivation."
- West did talk about clemency for Larry Hoover, alleged leader of the Gangster Disciples who is serving a life sentence, Slate reports. "There's infinite amounts of universe and there's alternate universe," West said. "So it's very important for me to get Hoover out because in an alternate universe, I am him."
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