Kanye (and entourage) arrives for a meeting at Trump Tower. Real life. pic.twitter.com/W9PQDgfQmg— Tal Kopan (@TalKopan) December 13, 2016
Multiple reporters have confirmed with Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks that West is indeed meeting with the president-elect. According to those at the press pool, West didn’t respond to questioning. TMZ reported West was scheduled to have a 15-minute meeting with the president-elect.
Trump spox Hope Hicks emails me @kanyewest is at Trump Tower "Meeting with the President-elect."— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) December 13, 2016
Trump spox Hope Hicks confirms @kanyewest is meeting with the president-elect, though it is still unclear why.— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) December 13, 2016
Kanye West just arrived at Trump Tower. He did not answer questions, per pool.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 13, 2016
West reappeared in the lobby, this time with Trump, shortly before 10am ET. Trump told press that he and West have been friends a very long time and that they were meeting to discuss “life.”
Twitter is having a field day trying to comprehend the meeting.
Can't wait to see Trump tweet after this. Met with Kanye West. Tremendous American artist! Shame Jay won't call him. Pick up the phone. Sad! https://t.co/cwGUt74VTi— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) December 13, 2016
Trump has no time/interest for Daily Presidential Intel Briefing. But has time to meet w/Kanye West. Like I said, u can't make this crap up. https://t.co/DnuITXbV3y— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) December 13, 2016
Remember when @kanyewest said he would have voted for Trump….just when up the golden elevators— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) December 13, 2016
West might have the best contribution to the Me in 2006 vs Me in 2016 meme yet. To think, this was a decade ago:
The Daily Dot has reached out to Hicks for comment.
Update 2:27pm CT, Dec. 13: West said via Twitter that the nature of his meeting was to talk about “multicultural” issues. As of this writing, he’s yet to elaborate.