Kanye West, an outspoken Donald Trump supporter, is expected to visit the president at the White House on Thursday, October 11. A representative for the G.O.O.D Music founder has confirmed the news which was first reported by The New York Times.
The “Gold Digger” hitmaker is scheduled to first meet senior advisor and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner before sitting down with POTUS for a lunch. They are expected to discuss job availability for former convicts as well as a way to bring manufacturing job to Chicago. Kushner has been focusing on criminal justice reform.
The visit arrives less than two weeks after West wore a MAGA hat and went on a pro-Trump rants during his “Saturday Night Live” performance. While his speech wasn’t aired on the show, many reported that he was booed for that.
In the next episode of the show, Pete Davidson revealed that West’s speech made many of the stars uncomfortable. “Speaking strictly to myself, what Kanye said after we went off the air last week was one of the worst, most awkward things I’ve ever seen Chevy Chase speak to an intern,” he joked. “We all had to stand behind him, and here is what it looked like.”
Davidson then showed a picture of the cast when West went on his rant. He was seen with his head down. “I’m here on the left and I’m like, ‘Oh, God,’ ” he recalled. “And then I’m like, ‘I want a career.’ So I leave.”
West recently deactivated both his Instagram and Twitter account following the backlash that he kept receiving. While Kanye did not explain the reason behind his action, a source told PEOPLE that he needed to take time away from social media as he realized “his rants were becoming unhealthy.”
“When he gets into these Twitter rants, it’s very difficult for him to stop. It’s like an obsession and it actually affects his life,” the source added. “He knows it’s not healthy, so he wants to take things down a notch.”
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