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Kanye West Meets President-Elect Trump, Brings A Special Book

| by Jordan Smith

Rapper Kanye West met with President-elect Donald Trump on Dec. 13 for roughly 15 minutes at Trump Tower in Manhattan -- and he brought a special book with him. The book, TMZ reports, waws an "artsy book that includes nude pics," and further describe as, "compilation of photos, including people wearing hoodies, a display of various tattoos and, yes, some nudes."

The meeting, also attended by Trump’s daughter Ivanka, took place at West’s request, TMZ reports.

Trump reportedly did not discuss with West the possibility of being involved in his administration in any way. According to Trump, the pair merely talked about life.

After the meeting, West said he met with Trump to discuss “multicultural issues,” Time reported.

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“These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums and violence in Chicago,” West wrote on Twitter.

West said on stage at a recent concert that he did not vote in the election but would have supported Trump if he had gone to the polls.

Three days later, he checked into a health clinic due to what were reported as exhaustion and lack of sleep. He allegedly spent a week there, receiving treatment.

West arrived alone for his meeting with Trump. Kim Kardashian, West’s wife, did not put in an appearance. She has not been seen publicly since she was the victim of an armed robbery in Paris in October.

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“I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change,” West wrote on Twitter.

As the pair emerged from their meeting and posed for photos, Trump gave his own account of what was discussed.

“Just friends, just friends. He’s a good man,” Trump said in response to a question about what was discussed, The Guardian reported.

West avoided answering any questions from the media, simply saying that he was there to take a picture with Trump.

Trump refused to comment on whether West would perform at his inauguration, but TMZ said it was not discussed in the meeting.

Many fans online criticized West’s meeting with the president-elect, The Guardian reported.

West also fueled speculation that he is considering a future presidential bid. He ended his series of tweets Dec. 13 with the hashtag #2024, a possible indication of the timeline for such plans. In 2015, he suggested he may run in 2020.

Sources: TMZ, Time, The Guardian / Photo credit: Zero Serenity/Wikimedia Commons

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