So what DID they talk about? It may have been strange enough that Kanye West — out in public for the first time after his on-stage breakdown late last month — stopped by on Tuesday morning to visit his “friend,” President-elect Donald Trump, at Trump Tower in Manhattan. But even earlier in the day (she does like to get up early), Anna Wintour, Condé Nast artistic director, Vogue editor in chief and rabid Hillary Clinton supporter who visibly wept when Trump won, popped in to do the same.
While Vogue officials declined comment on the meeting, it’s unlikely the two discussed Wintour’s much-rumbled about ambassadorship given all her fund-raising efforts went toward defeating Trump. There is always the future first lady, Melania. Wintour already put her on the cover of Vogue once before — and no doubt is working feverishly to do so again. Ah, politics does make strange bedfellows.
As for West, who was sporting a blonde hairdo, his appearance also stirred questions. Would West perform at Trump’s inauguration? Was he still planning a 2020 presidential campaign? Those questions would apparently have to wait, as the Yeezy designer refused to respond to reporters while posing for pictures with Trump. “I just want to take a picture right now,” he said.
It wasn’t immediately clear why the two were meeting, though Trump said they’ve “been friends for a long time.” Trump revealed he and West “discussed life,” and called West “a good man.” Kim Kardashian was not present but Corey Gamble, who currently dates Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, was.
“You take care of yourself, I’ll see you soon,” Trump told West before the two parted ways. Could he have been offering words of wisdom to West? Was West exchanging design tips with Ivanka? Will the secrets of that meeting ever be revealed? One can only hope so. Until then, what happens in Trump Tower apparently stays in Trump Tower.
West was hospitalized just before Thanksgiving. Recent reports claim the hospitalization was due to him taking the wrong dosage of medication related to mental health issues. He was seen last week attending an art exhibit in Los Angeles, where he debuted his blonde look.
West took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to reveal the reason behind his meeting with Trump. See his tweets here.