Rapper Kanye West Meets with Donald Trump
“Friends, just friends,” Trump said, calling West “a good man” he’s known for a long time. West declined to answer reporters’ questions, saying, “I just want to take a picture right now.”
West arrived with a small entourage, but his wife, businesswoman Kim Kardashian, was not with him. Transition team officials were not immediately available to confirm that the rapper and the Republican president-elect would meet.
West was hospitalized for exhaustion last month after a series of rants and the cancellation of the remainder of his U.S. tour.
The 39-year-old rapper made headlines in November when he was booed at his San Jose, California, concert for declaring his support for Trump.
“So long man” pic.twitter.com/kVx7I5NPEp
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) December 13, 2016
(Reporting by Gina Cherelus in New York and Susan Heavey in Washington; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)