- REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Kanye West sent the political universe into overdrive Tuesday morning when he entered Trump Tower in New York City.
West, accompanied by his entourage, including a videographer, walked into the lobby shortly after 9 a.m. ET.
Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks confirmed to Business Insider that West was meeting with Trump. The pair later descended down to Trump Tower’s lobby for a photo op.
“We’ve been friends for a long time,” Trump said, adding that the two discussed “life.”
Asked by reporters whether he had anything to say about his meeting, West said only that he wanted to take a photo.
The pair then shared a surreal handshake before parting ways:
West said at a recent concert that he would have cast his ballot for Trump had he voted in the 2016 presidential election.
Soon after his pro-Trump outburst, which was widely covered in the news, West canceled the remaining shows on his tour and was checked into a Los Angeles area hospital for exhaustion. He checked out in late November.