Kanye West holds forth in Oval Office before lunch with Trump

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"That was quite something", Mr. Trump said.

On Thursday, Kanye West visited the White House to discuss criminal justice reform with President Trump.

West, who collaborates with Adidas on its "Yeezy" line of footwear and apparel, had lunch with Trump in the Oval Office.

Sporting his now-signature "Make America Great Again" hat, West made his first trip to the executive mansion to move the needle on several issues close to his heart and, before he deleted it, his social media feed - among them prison reform, gang violence and his hometown of Chicago. "You made a Superman, that's my favorite superhero, you made a Superman cape for me".

But West, launching into a more than 10-minute, profanity-infused soliloquy, talked about being mistakenly diagnosed as bipolar, about his family situation, and about his support for Mr. Trump, among other things. Nike drew criticism last month for featuring Kaepernick in a major marketing campaign for the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" slogan, with some arguing that the brand had aligned itself with a divisive political stance.

Earlier Thursday, Trump told "Fox and Friends" Thursday that West is "a different kind of guy and that's OK with me".

Trump had said that "stop-and-frisk works".

Rapper and producer Kanye West's surreal speech to Donald Trump during a televised meeting at the White House today has left heads spinning.

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"People try to scare me into not wearing this hat. This hat gives me power in a way", the rapper and entertainer said.

West, a long-time Trump supporter, also decried the allegedly widespread expectation that all black people should be Democrats.

The rapper also spoke against stop-and-frisk policing policies, which Trump recently expressed support for.

"It was from the soul", West said.

Also sitting at the desk was football great Jim Brown. He's a smart cookie.

Mr. West's wife, reality star Kim Kardashian, also has met with the president, pushing for clemency for a grandmother who was serving a lengthy prison sentence for a relatively minor drug charge.

West said that there was a lot of "good energy" in the Oval Office.

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