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Kanye West Weighs in on 'Chi-Raq,' His Trump Hat During White House Visit

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    Kanye West Makes Waves With White House Appearance

    Rapper Kanye West made waves Thursday with a dramatic monologue during his appearance at the White House with President Donald Trump. 

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018)

    Chicago native and star rapper Kanye West held court in the Oval Office Thursday as he met with President Donald Trump and expounded on a wide variety of topics.

    West, who has been an outspoken supporter of the president, wore a “Make America Great Again” hat during the meeting and even advocated for the president to dump Air Force One in favor of a hydrogen-powered plane.

    Here are some of the highlights from the presser:

    Did….Did Kanye Just Reveal His Phone Password? (0:00)

    That seems like a pretty simple passcode….

    West Reveals Why He Sports a “MAGA” Hat (0:05):

    “They tried to scare me into not wearing this hat,” he said. “This hat gives me power in a way. My dad and my mom separated so I didn’t have a lot of male energy. Also, I’m married to a family that doesn’t have a lot of male energy. The campaign ‘I’m With Her’ didn’t make me feel like a guy that could play catch with his son. This hat made me feel like Superman.”

    West Claims He Was Mis-Diagnosed With Bi-Polar Disorder (0:55)

    “He said I had sleep deprivation that would cause dementia where in 20 years I wouldn’t even remember my son’s name,” he said. “I would have taken my son to a Sox game and I wouldn’t have even been able to remember his name from a misdiagnosis.”

    Opposing Trump Rhetoric, Kanye Says 'Chi-Raq' is Getting Safer (1:17)

    “Our murder rate is actually going down by 20 percent,” he said. “I just met with (Police Superintendent) Eddie Johnson and Rahm’s right-hand man.”

    “People Expect That If You’re Black You Have to be a Democrat” (1:41)

    Fossil Fuels are Old News to Kanye (1:54)

    “It’s a hydrogen powered plane, and this is what our president should be flying in,” he said of a prototype that he showed the president.

    For Kanye’s full monologue with the president:

    Part 1: Kanye West Speaks With President Trump in Oval OfficePart 1: Kanye West Speaks With President Trump in Oval Office

    Rap star Kanye West sits down with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office and holds court on a wide variety of topics, including inner city crime, jobs for African-Americans, and the reason he supports the president.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018)

    Part 2: Kanye West Talks With President Trump in Oval OfficePart 2: Kanye West Talks With President Trump in Oval Office

    Rap star Kanye West sits down with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office and holds court on a wide variety of topics, including inner city crime, jobs for African-Americans, and the reason he supports the president.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018)

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