The rapper tells the president that the 13th Amendment was a "trap door" before Trump gives Ye his blessing to speak for him "any time he wants."
Here we go again.
Kanye West stopped by the Oval Office Thursday afternoon for a planned meeting with his buddy, President Donald Trump, to allegedly discuss prison reform and urban revitalization. He was wearing the red hat, and the conversation was about everything but prison reform and urban revitalization.
Before munching on some roasted chicken and fingerling potatoes with POTUS, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Kid Rock and Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, Ye went into a 10-minute soliloquy in which he said -- well -- things only Kanye West would say.
"I tell you what, that was pretty impressive. That was quite something," Trump said after Ye's intro. Kanye replied, "It was from the soul. I just channeled it."
Per eye-witnesses, pool reporters and video footage that's made its way to Twitter, below are the 11 most Kanye things that unfolded during Kanye West's afternoon at the White House.
Kanye began the meeting by praising Trump's efforts in North Korea, saying, "On day one, you solved one of [Obama's] biggest troubles. We solved one of the biggest problems."
Regarding the lack of support he's received from Hollywood regarding his decision to sport Trump's MAGA hat, Kanye said, "They tried to scare me to not wear this hat -- my own friends -- but this hat -- it gives me power in a way."
"I love Hillary, I love everyone, but the campaign, 'I'm With Her,' just didn't make me feel as a guy -- that didn't get to see my dad all the time -- like a guy that can play catch with his son," Kanye said. "There was something about -- when I put this hat on -- it made me feel like Superman. That's my favorite superhero, and you made a Superman cape for me."
"Let's stop worrying about the future. All we have is today," Kanye said. "Trump is on his hero's journey right now. He might not have thought he'd have a crazy motherf--ker like Kanye West [supporting him]."
Kanye also brought up his recent and controversial appearance on "Saturday Night Live," saying, "What I need 'SNL' and liberals to improve on is, if he don't look good, we don't look good. He has to be the freshest, the flyest, have the flyest planes. He has to look good! When we make everything in China and not America, we're cheating on our country."
"There's a lot of things that affect our mental health that put us into this trap door that is the 13th Amendment," Kanye said, adding that when people fall through this trap door, they "end up next to the Unabomber." Kanye also suggested we do away with the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, because the number 13 is traditionally unlucky. "We don't have 13th floors, do we?" he said.
Kanye also told Trump and reporters he had been recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Ye claimed it was a misdiagnosis and that he's merely sleep-deprived.
When a reporter asked Ye about his feelings on gun control, he replied, "Illegal guns is the problem, not legal guns. We have the right to bear arms."
"I brought a gift with me," Kanye said, pulling out his phone to show Trump a photo. "This right here is the iPlaneOne. It's a hydrogen-powered airplane, and this is what our president should be flying in. Look at this, Jared." (Twitter also spotted that Kanye's iPhone passcode is 0000. We're guessing it won't be for long.)
A reporter asked Trump, "Is [Kanye] a future presidential candidate?" Trump replied, "Could very well be." Kanye added, "Only after 2024."
Trump later said, "He can speak for me any time he wants. He's a smart cookie. He gets it."
Their talk in front of the cameras ended with Kanye declaring, "I love this guy," and giving the president a hug.
"That's really nice, and that's from the heart. I did't want to put you in that position. That's from the heart. Special guy," Trump said. "Let's go have some lunch."
And now, for another perspective, here's how some Hollywood stars are reacting to the spectacle.
It’s this kind of bullshit that got us into this mess in the first place. SMDH.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 11, 2018
Kanye West says he thinks of Trump as a father. Guess who doesn’t think of Kanye as a son?— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 11, 2018
Just when you think we can't sink any lower, Kanye West is in the Oval Office talking to reporters. By the way, Mr. Trump, there was a really bad hurricane.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 11, 2018
As I said Tuesday, Kanye’s struggling right now, and having him to the WH was exploitive. Saudi Arabia just whacked a lawful US resident, the strongest hurricane (pressure wise) in modern history hit FL - @realDonaldTrump is ranting on @FoxNews, and trying to spin @Olivianuzzi 🤷♂️ https://t.co/n5Fl2sjKIV— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) October 11, 2018
After decades of insisting celebrities shouldn’t get involved in politics, conservatives are now like “OMG Kid Rock and Kanye West are at the White House!” They can front all they want, but we see how desperate the right is for celebrity attention.— Adam Best (@adamcbest) October 11, 2018
It’s good to know that while Florida is being pummeled by a storm and the dow is shitting the bed and a US “ally” beheaded a journalist that our president is having the world’s stupidest lunch with Kid Rock and Kanye West— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) October 11, 2018
How long do you think Tang will allow Kanye to hold court? He's not a fan of those who get more laughs and attention than him. Oh wait, he just complimented Tang. That bought him another 10 minutes at least.— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) October 11, 2018
And Yeezy wants his name on stuff just like Tang. What a matched set of...um...of? Something. A matched set of something. Yeah, that's it. These two are a pair.— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) October 11, 2018
So many reasons. He needs help. Attention does not help. Attention doesn't help either one of them. And attention on them surely doesn't help America. https://t.co/GsJwQcv6Mb— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) October 11, 2018
If this is where Kanye wants to be, then let him be there. Quit trying to explain Kanye to us. He’s doing a pretty good job of telling us who he is and where he wants to be. Hmmmm is this where the Kardashian’s stand also. Their time time might be up also. Just saying !!! pic.twitter.com/qWXbEn1jIh— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) October 11, 2018
Kanye says he loves Trump because he’s attracted to Trump’s toxic masculinity? What???— Touré (@Toure) October 11, 2018
Now I’ve been extremely patient and made it a point to not jump to any premature conclusions about Ye’& his antics... Partially due to the lessons learned from the outcome of other similar situations dealing wit my brother Wayne (which I admittedly mishandled a bit in hindsight) But now this shit is next level,futuristic Sambo,Hopping Bob, Stephen off Django ass shit Ye!!!! From what I can gather... This is the most repulsive,disgraceful, Embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen. Now I recall you asking me to come with you to have this meeting and I declined (naturally)... but bro... if ain’time I would’ve been in there wit you and you behaved that spinelessly in my presence,I feel that I’d be compelled to slap de’Fuq outta you bro Fpr the People!!! You ass kissing and boot licking on a whole new level &I refuse to associate myself with something so vile,weak,& inconsiderate to the effect this has on the greater good of ALL OUR PEOPLE!!!! I’m a true believer in “It ain’t what you do,it’s how you do it.” And this shit is regurgitating🤮! At one time it was a pleasure to work alongside you... now, I’m ashamed to have ever been associated with you. To all the people who follow Ye musically,socially, or even personally....who are confused, heartbroken, infuriated.... Let me make this clear... THIS SHIT AINT COOL!!! THIS IS A MOVE YE MADE FOR YE!!! THIS IS A PLAY TO PUT HIM IN A POSITION HE’D LIKE TO SEE HIMSELF IN...WE ARE NOT ON HIS MIND AS HE MAKES THESE COMMENTS AND DECISIONS. Don’t follow this puppet. Because as long as I’ve lived I’ve learned that it benefits a man nothing at all to gain the world,if to do so he must lose his soul. We just saw Mr.West’s Soul on auction. If you listen closely you can hear the tears of our ancestors hit the floor. All I can say is... I’ve reached my limits. This is my stop,I’m officially DONE!!!! 🖕🏽Trump & His Lil Cookie Boy. #USorELSE✊🏽
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