Kanye West and Donald Trump discussed “multicultural issues” at a recent meeting, TMZ reports.
Kanye West sent out a series of tweets saying that when he met The Donald, they discussed the issues of bullying, violence in Chicago, support for teachers, and modernization of school curricula.
“Sources close to the rapper tell us Kanye has been thinking a lot about the violence in Chicago, and wants to use his name to make a difference. The rapper’s had a good relationship with Trump, and he’s decided to use it to help promote peace on the streets in Chi-town.”
The full text of Kanye’s tweets is below.
“I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues. These issues included bullying, 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.”
Hollywood Life reports that some people were shocked that Kanye would meet with a president perceived by some as “racist.”
“Some people were totally shocked that Kanye would actually sit down with the President-Elect who has often been called racist for his appalling remarks…”
Kanye caused a stir back in 2005 when he criticized then-president George W. Bush over his response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans.
Kanye said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
Kanye was talking about the Bush government’s perceived failure to assist the victims of the disaster, as reported by Slate.
Many people speculated that if a city full of white people had been hit by a disaster, the government would have been far more willing and quick to send help.
In 2016, Kanye has the City of Chicago in his sights.
Chicago Tribune reports that on Labor Day this year, 500 homicides had been committed in the city and “nearly all of those killed were black men.” Columnist Dahleen Glanton reported with despair that “no one is coming to our rescue.”
“It should be clear by now that no one is coming to our rescue. African-Americans have demanded that our police keep us safe. They can’t. We have begged our elected officials to invest in our neighborhoods with jobs. They won’t. We have lain down in the streets in protest, pleading for our men to stop killing each other. But they don’t.”
Could Kanye have read the provocative reports?
Hollywood Life states that Kanye has not abandoned his own dreams of becoming president, but Kanye has decided to push the schedule back a bit.
Kanye will not run for president in 2020, but will aim to become POTUS in 2024, according to the report.
Hollywood Life notes that Kanye met with president-elect shortly after his well-publicized November breakdown. The mag wonders if Kanye was “still recovering” from the breakdown at the time of his chat with Donald Trump.
TMZ writes that “Kanye will have the time on his hands to pursue peace in Chicago… his concerts have been cancelled indefinitely while he stabilizes his life after his hospitalization.”
“Now, he’s saying that he won’t run until 2024.”
“Famous” rapper Kanye met with Donald Trump inside Trump Tower in New York City on Dec. 13.
The rapper has expressed support for Trump before. At a concert this month, Kanye revealed that he did not vote in the 2016 election, but if he had he would have voted for Donald Trump.
West said that he anticipated receiving criticism for supporting Trump. West brushed this off, saying there were many things he liked about Trump’s campaign.
Kanye also said that he and Donald have been friends for a while.
“During one of his concert’s, Kanye confessed to the crowd that he didn’t vote in the 2016 Election, but if he had, he would’ve voted for Donald. Kanye also claims he and the President-Elect have been friends for a long time.”
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