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Ahead of a lunch that will allegedly include roasted chicken but will surely include at least three instances of Trump slurping up Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, West made his way into the assholes-stacked Oval Office to embrace the man who once said there were "very fine people" on "both sides" of the fatal Charlottesville rally that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer.
Yes, that is indeed the same once-unmatched artist who rightfully called out the Bush administration on live TV for their fumbling of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.
"Trump is on his hero's journey right now," West, told the press that was gathered in the room. "He might not have thought he'd have a crazy motherfucker like me." West also backed even further away from that aforementioned Bush era criticism and also said some stuff about "welfare mentality" and other well-trodden Republican talking points, much of which you can see in the video above if you have time in need of wasting.
Sprinkled among his usual references to Nike and Adidas, West again tried to explain why he continues to wear the MAGA hat. "I think it's the bravery that helps you beat this game called life," he claimed. "They tried to scare me to not wear this hat, but this hat, it gives me power, in a way." He also proclaimed his alleged "love" for Hillary Clinton while simultaneously expressing how the "I'm With Her" slogan somehow made him feel like the opposite of a "guy that could play catch with his son." Wearing a MAGA hat, he added, makes him feel "like Superman." I wonder if these guys feel like Superman too.
Later, Kanye brought up the Constitution. "The constitution is the base of our industry, of our company or country," he said. "Would you build a trap door that if something happens, you fall and you end up next to the Unabomber? You have to remove that out of the relationship." He also very briefly discussed prison reform, which was stupidly expected by some to be the focus of all this (it wasn't). "When we make everything in China and not in America, then we're cheating on our country," he said while wearing a hat that was most likely made in China. "And we're putting people in positions to have to do illegal things to end up in the cheapest factory ever—the prison system."
"I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and connected with a neuropsychologist that works with the athletes in the NBA and the NFL. He looked at my brain," West claimed later. "He said that I actually wasn't bipolar. I had sleep deprivation that can cause dementia 10 to 20 years from now where I wouldn't remember my son’s name. All this power I got and I'm taking my son to the Sox game and all of that, I wouldn't be able to remember his name from the misdiagnosis."
When Kanye was asked about Trump's reputation as a racist, he responded: "You think racism can control me? Oh that don't stop me, that's an invisible wall."
At one point during the shit show, West incidentally revealed his iPhone passcode. For some fucking reason, that's the headline focus many outlets are running with Thursday. It's almost as if we haven't learned our lesson.
Afterwards, many were rightfully quick to point out what a heartbreaking moment this was for the country, while others criticized the heavy coverage, coverage that includes this very article that was originally much shorter and more concise before someone butchered it:
From one concerned fan of West's pre-Ye work to another, hang in there. You can still love those albums without going full cult and following him down this path.