Kanye West Meets With Trump In Wild Oval Office Meeting

By: Kayla Pasacreta

Kanye West, one of Trump’s most loyal supporters, met with him Thursday in the Oval Office. West was invited to discuss prison reform with former NFL player Jim Brown, Jared Kushner, and Kid Rock. West started the meeting with taking a slight dig at Barack Obama while praising Trump for his diplomacy with North Korea, “In day one you solved one of [Obama's] biggest troubles. We solved one of the biggest problems."


The meeting was basically a love fest - full of both Trump and Yeezy expressing their love and inspiration they both draw from each other.

photo via  Bloomberg

photo via Bloomberg

During their conversation, Kanye attempted to explain his original comments to abolish the 13th amendment:

I did say “abolish” with the hat because, why would you keep something around that’s a trapdoor? If you’re building a floor, the Constitution is the base of our industry—of our country, of our company—would you build a trapdoor that if you mess up and you accidentally something happens and you fall and end up next to the Unabomber, you gotta remove all that trapdoor out of the relationship.

The four gentlemen that wrote the 13th Amendment—and I think the way the universe works, it’s perfect. We don’t have 13th floors, do we? The four gentlemen that wrote the 13th Amendment didn’t look like the people they were amending. Also, at that point, it was illegal for blacks to read. Or African-Americans to read. And so that meant that if you actually read the amendment, you’d get locked up and turned to a slave! Again. So, what I think is we don’t need sentences, we need pardons.

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I was connected with a neuropsychologist that works with the athletes in the NBA and the NFL. He looked at my brain. It’s equal on three parts. I’m gonna go ahead and drop some bombs for you: 98th percentile IQ test. I had a 75 percentile of all human beings when it was counting numbers backwards, so I’m gonna work on that one. The other ones, 98 percent. Tesla. Freud. So, he said that I actually wasn’t bipolar. I had sleep deprivation, which can cause dementia 10 to 20 years from now, where I wouldn’t even remember my son’s name. So all this power that I got—and I’m taking my son to the Sox game and all that—I wouldn’t be able to remember his name from a misdiagnosage.
— excerpt via Pitchfork

West also opened up about his bipolar disorder, telling Trump that he scored in the 98th percentile for his IQ test but that he is sleep deprived. “We can empower the pharmaceuticals,” West assured Trump.

Kanye even took to criticizing liberals, “Liberals try to control black people through emotion and screaming racism,” West explained.

Trump and West also spoke about an alternative to stop-and-frisk, a procedure that essentially uses racial profiling in seasoning with drivers. Trump stated his openness,“I’m totally open. If we can do it a different way, Kanye, I'm totally open but they all -- we all agree that we have to do something.” West also asked for clemency for Larry Hoover, who is currently serving a life sentence for running a $100-million-a-year drug cartel from jail. Hoover turned his life around in prison by becoming an organizer for education reform and making sure poor neighborhoods have access to health clinics. Kanye also expressed his goal to alleviate gun violence in Chicago. 

“He’s been a terrific guy,” Trump told reporters after the meeting ended.