Kanye West visited the Oval Office on Thursday (Oct. 11), the place he sat down with Donald Trump, NFL legend Jim Brown and others to ship a 10-minute speech, referring to the 13th Amendment, jail reform, the significance creating jobs in America, psychological well being and rather more.
Yeezy's go to with the president adopted Trump signing the Music Modernization Act into legislation, which ought to closely profit musicians concerning artists reaping the advantages royalties and correct licensing within the new digital age streaming.
During West's speech "from the soul," he referred to the divisive crimson Make America Great Again hat that he's seemingly carrying in all places lately as his "Superman cape." The Chicago-bred artist went on to admit his love for Trump straight, earlier than going across the desk to bodily embrace 45 with a hug.
West has repeatedly affirmed his plans to run for president in some unspecified time in the future. When requested about Kanye's probabilities changing into the subsequent commander-in-chief, Trump responded, "Kanye] may very effectively be." West then rapidly amended the assertion, saying with a smile: "Only after 2024."
Here are 10 quotes from Kanye West's memorable journey to the White House.
On Abolishing the 13th Amendment:
"I did say abolish with the hat on, as a result of why would you retain one thing that's a lure door? If you're constructing a flooring, the structure is the bottom our nation, would you construct a lure door and by chance one thing occurs, you fall and find yourself subsequent to the uni-bomber? You bought to take away all that lure door out the connection. The 4 gents that wrote the 13th modification, didn't appear like the individuals they had been amending."
On His Bipolar Disorder Misdiagnosis:
"I used to be identified with bipolar dysfunction. I used to be linked with a neuropsychologist that works with athletes within the NBA and NFL. He checked out my mind. 98 p.c on the IQ take a look at and I had a 75 p.c all human beings however I used to be counting eight numbers backwards. He stated that I really wasn't bipolar, I had sleep deprivation, which may trigger dementia 10 to 20 years from now, the place I wouldn't even bear in mind my son's identify."
On Hopes for the iPlane 1 He's Working on With Apple:
"This is what our president ought to be flying in. We're going to have Apple work on this airplane. What I would like Saturday Night Live and the liberals to enhance on is, if Donald Trump] don't look good, then we don't look good. This is our president. He must be the freshest, the flyest, the flyest planes, the very best factories, and now we have to make our core be empowered."
On Bringing Jobs Back to America:
"When we make the whole lot in Chins and never in America, then we're dishonest on our nation. And we're placing individuals in positions ot need to do unlawful issues to finish up within the least expensive manufacturing unit each — the jail system."
On Liberals & African-Americans:
"One the strikes I really like that liberals attempt to do, a liberal will attempt to attempt to management a black individual by way of the idea racism as a result of they know we’re very proud, emotional individuals. So after I say, 'I like Trump" to somebody who’s liberal, they are saying, "Oh, however he's racist." You assume racism may management me? That don't cease me, that's an invisible wall."
On Police Using Stop-and-Frisk in Chicago:
"We really feel that stop-and-frisk doesn’t assist the relationships within the metropolis. Everyone that knew I used to be coming right here stated to ask about stop-and-frisk. That's the primary factor that we're having this dialog about."
On Imprisoned Gang Leader Larry Hoover:
"Larry Hoover is an instance a person who was turning his life round, and as quickly as he was turning his life round, they hit him with six life sentences. Larry Hoover is a residing statue and he's a beacon for us that should see his household and exit and signify. We have to put curriculums in from individuals who actually got here from the road."
On Having Colin Kaepernick Meet With Donald Trump:
"I made a hat that claims 'Make America Great.' I might like to see, on the Super Bowl, Trump carrying the 'Make America Great' hat and Colin carrying the 'Make America Great' hat. Showing that we are able to bend a bit on this facet and we are able to learn to be malleable within the infinite universe that we’re. We don't have to stay to outdated traditions. We are one unit."
On the Democratic Party:
"People count on that in the event you're black, it’s important to be democrat. I've had conversations that mainly say that welfare is the rationale loads individuals turned democrat. First all, there's a restrict to the quantity jobs. The fathers lose jobs and the federal government] says, 'We'll offer you extra money for having extra youngsters in your house.' Then we bought rid the psychological well being establishments within the '80s and '90s and the jail and homicide charges simply shot up."
On Wearing the Make America Great Again Hat:
"It was one thing about after I put this hat on that made me really feel like Superman. You made a Superman — that's my favourite superhero — you made a Superman cape. … I believe it's the bravery that helps you beat this recreation referred to as life. They tried to scare me into not carrying this hat — my very own buddies. This hat, it provides me energy in a sure manner."