President-elect Donald Trump has been meeting lots of people since the election. Yesterday he met with rapper Kanye West at Trump Tower. There was a huge reaction worldwide to this unlikely friendship.
The meeting left us all wondering and speculating about why he was there. Trump said they have been “friends” for a long time. When Trump was asked what they talked about, his reply was simply “life.” Kanye famously had a bit of meltdown recently and told his crowd at a concert that although he didn’t vote, if he had, it would have been for Trump.
The two men perhaps have a lot more in common than we thought. Both are reality stars, both are ego maniacs. Kanye had previously announced that he would run for president in 2020. However, after his meeting with Trump yesterday, he has changed his bid to 2024, presumably to give Trump the full eight years (please no).
Many artists have been rumored to be playing for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, including Elton John and Mick Jagger. Both were quickly denied. A huge number of artists have not wanted to be associated with his campaign or his presidency.
The Kanye-Trump friendship has made me wonder even louder about whether it will indeed be Mr. West playing at the inauguration. While in the foyer of Trump Tower, the press asked Kanye if would be playing at Trump’s inauguration in January. The response was an awkward look at Trump and then this attempt at avoiding the question:
“I’m here to take a picture right now.”
So there we go, my prediction that rapper Kanye West will be headlining at Trump’s inauguration in January. I wonder what Trump’s favorite Kanye song is? I’m guessing it’s “Gold Digger.”
Watch Kanye West meeting with Donald Trump yesterday at Trump Tower:
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