Kanye West won’t be running against Donald Trump in 2020 — among other things.
Rapper Kanye West didn’t vote in the election, but recently announced on his Saint Pablo tour that, if he had, he would’ve voted for Trump. Shortly after that, West canceled the rest of his tour and was hospitalized for some time.
But on Tuesday morning, Trump and West met for 15 minutes in Trump Tower.
After their meeting, which Ivanka Trump also took part in, the two men posed together for pictures.
Trump spoke of Kanye as a “good man” and long-time “friend,” adding that they talked about “life.”
When pressed by reporters, West joked that he just wanted a picture.
Earlier, E! News reported that West was being considered for a position.
The “Jesus Walks” rapper met with Trump to discuss becoming an “ambassador of sorts,” a source close to West tells E! News. The source adds that Trump is interested in getting West involved in an “entrepreneurial leadership role.”
And according to Us Weekly, the “Famous” rapper’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, who vocally supported Hillary Clinton, knew about the meeting and respects her husband.
West took to Twitter, revealing why he wanted to meet with Trump. “I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues,” he wrote, adding in a subsequent tweet: “These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago.”
He added: “I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.”
Finally, the biggest news of their meeting.
Kanye West will not be running against Donald Trump for president in 2020. It appears he’s got his sights set on running post-Trump, tweeting “#2024.”