Kanye West is a fan of President-elect Donald Trump.
On Wednesday, the rapper tweeted a photo of his autographed copy of Trump’s Time magazine cover declaring the controversial businessman 2016’s “Person of the Year,” a day after the pair’s surprise meeting at Trump Tower in New York City.
“To Kanye, you are a great friend,” Trump wrote to West, underlining the word great. “Thanks.”
A source close to the 39-year-old rapper told ET that his visit with Trump was “a general meeting without any agenda.” Later, West tweeted that he met with Trump to discuss “multicultural issues.”
“These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago,” West tweeted on Tuesday. “I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.”
“#2024,” he added, referring to his own outspoken plans to run for president of the United States, though apparently pushing back his original 2020 plans another four years.
On Tuesday, Trump continually referred to West as a friend as the two walked out of an elevator together. “Just friends, just friends, and he’s a good man,” Trump told reporters while pointing at the GRAMMY-winning artist. “We’ve been friends for a long time.”
Last month, West told the audience at his Saint Pablo tour stop in San Jose, California, that he would have voted for 70-year-old Trump had he voted in this year’s election. “I told y’all I didn’t vote, right? But if I were to vote, I would have voted on Trump,” he told the audience, who then began to boo.
Shortly after, West canceled the rest of his tour and was hospitalized for what one source told ET was a “mental breakdown,” while another source attributed it to sleep deprivation and exhaustion. He was released from UCLA Medical Center on Nov. 30.
Source: Entertainment Tonight | Antoinette Bueno