Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

'Quite Something': Kanye West Makes A Statement In The Oval Office

'Quite Something': Kanye West Makes A Statement In The Oval Office

Rapper Kanye West had a few things to say when he stopped by the White House for a visit with President Donald Trump Thursday.

"That was quite something".

West said he "loved Hillary" Clinton, Trump's 2016 Democratic rival, because he loves everyone, but said he connected with Trump's "male energy".

The rapper had been invited to lunch to discuss prison reform but turned what would ordinarily have been a staid White House photo-op into possibly one of the most unusual encounters in the Oval Office's storied history.

During a lunch meeting at the Oval Office, West wore a red "Make America Great Again" hat and spoke in front of reporters and cameras for almost 10 minutes about prison reform, mental health, the 13th Amendment, and his love for the president.

West later told reporters of his verbal stylings: "You are tasting a fine wine that has multiple notes to it".

Kanye West made headlines on Friday after a 10-minute rant in President Trump's office in which he praised the leader.

During one pause in West's comments, Mr Trump said: "I tell you what that was pretty impressive".

Taking questions from reporters, the rapper also voiced concern about stop-and-frisk policing.

"A liberal would try to control a black person through the concept of racism, because they know we are very proud, emotional people", he said. I want to hear what Kanye West wants to do when we're talking about criminal justice reform or prisoner reentry - the fact is he can not.

"I love this guy right here", he said Thursday, embracing Trump while wearing the president's trademark red "Make America Great Again" ball cap.

Trump had said that "stop-and-frisk works". So honored by this.

"You might not have expected a insane [expletive] like Kanye running up to support". "It is making a big difference!"

West's wife, Kim Kardhashian, has worked with Trump and the White House on prison reform and pardon issues. "Look at this, Jared", he said.

"I'd like to find a lot of people like Alice Johnson".

In an interview with Fox News before the meeting, Trump said the justice system was "very unfair to African-Americans it's very unfair to everybody". "She's a terrific woman".

I know we joke a lot about the impending apocalypse, but it's awfully hard to ignore the omnipresent signs of impending doom. And what a great spokesman she is for that situation. He was explaining that people know Brown for his years in the National Football League, but he's "an even better lacrosse player". And there's no reason for it.

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