NEW YORK (WeAreChange) — Rapper and aspiring presidential candidate Kanye West met with President-elect Donald Trump at his Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday just days after stepping back into the public eyes following his mysterious and controversial hospitalization.

Trump spoke to an entourage of reporters with West by his side, calling the rapper a “good man” and stating that they had been “friends for a long time.”

West ignored questions from reporters as to what the two talk about and whether he would be performing at Trump’s inauguration on January 20th.

“I just want to take a picture right now,” West said, smiling.

“You take care of yourself, I’ll see you soon,” Trump told West.

A transition spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, confirmed West, who has mentioned Trump in his lyrics, asked for a 15-minute meeting with Trump.

This appears to be yet another sign that the hip-hop mogul and rapper is open to working with the President-elect.

West indicated the topics he and Trump discussed in a series of tweets:

His #2024 tweet is reference to the fact that he would not run for President in 2020 anymore – essentially endorsing Trump.

Political prognosticator and Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams has said the chances of Kanye winning the Presidency at some point are 90% given his persuasion skills. Adams’ predictions on the 2016 election have been eerily accurate.

West, who was hospitalized last month due to reasons that are not yet clear, shocked fans in California when he abruptly ended a concert with a rant in which he proclaimed that had he voted, he would have voted for Donald Trump.

“I told y’all I didn’t vote, right?” Kanye said. “But if I would’ve voted, I would’ve voted for Trump.”
West, who attended a Hillary Clinton fundraiser with wife and staunch Clinton supporter Kim Kardashian last year, has long been known to make controversial statements.

Following West’s pro-Trump rant and a canceled Los Angeles concert, West canceled the rest of his 2016 Saint Pablo tour dates — which had been scheduled through New Year’s Eve.

West’s political views are uncommon in the hip-hop community, which has in large part fiercely rejected the candidacy of the billionaire real estate mogul.

Could President Trump find a role for Kanye West in his administration? Popular author Mike Cernovich, who also predicted Trump’s election over a year in advance, foresees a possible role for Kanye West – reaching out to the black community in America.

“Trump creates informal role for Kayne, outreach to black community, consultant on black issue. Kayne wants it. It’d be masterful,” Cernovich tweeted in November.