Kanye West heads to West Wing, lunch with Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump will host one of his most famous fans at the White House, musician Kanye West, to talk about prisons, jobs and what to do about violence in Chicago, the White House said on Tuesday, The National reports.
West will have lunch with the Republican president and also meet with Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said. She did not give a date but the New York Times reported they would meet on Thursday.
“Kanye West is coming to the White House to have lunch with President Trump and he will also meet with Jared Kushner," Sanders said in a statement. "Topics of discussions will include manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform, how to prevent gang violence, and what can be done to reduce violence in Chicago.
The influential rapper emerged as one of Trump’s most high-profile celebrity supporters during the 2016 presidential election campaign. He was booed at a concert shortly after the election for declaring his support for Trump, although he said he had not voted.
He was booed again last month when he appeared on stage after the broadcast of the television show Saturday Night Live season premiere wearing a Trump campaign trademark red MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat.