Kanye West meets with Donald Trump at Trump Tower


Kanye West met with president-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday morning at Trump Tower in New York City.

The rapper was photographed marching into the building in Midtown Manhattan with an entourage that included his mother-in-law Kris Jenner's boyfriend, Corey Gamble.

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West had reportedly requested a meeting with Trump and was able to meet with him for fifteen minutes on Tuesday morning.

After the pair's meeting, Trump saw West out of the building and called him a "friend" while saying to him, "you take care of yourself," just two weeks after the rapper was hospitalized following an alleged mental break.

"We're just friends, just friends," Trump said. "He's a good man. Going well. Long time -- we've been friends for a long time. Life, we were discussing."

See photos from their meeting:

The unlikely meeting between the two controversial public figures comes a few weeks after West made headlines for saying he "would've voted for Trump" in the 2016 presidential election, had he actually decided to vote.

When asked if he would consider running for president in 2020, West responded to reporters, "I just want you to take my picture right now."

UPDATE: Later on Tuesday afternoon, Kanye West fired off a series of tweets (sound familiar?) explaining the reasoning for his meeting with Donald Trump, noting that he "wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues. These issues included bulling, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago. I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change."

See his full tweeting spree below:

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