Kanye West met with president-elect Donald Trump today and the internet was less than happy about it. After several hours of being dragged over the coals, Kanye took to the internet’s favorite source for spleen-venting to explain himself.
In a series of tweets, ‘Ye explained that he wanted to have The Donald’s ear so that they could work together on issues that he thinks are important.
“I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues,” he wrote. “These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculum, and violence in Chicago. I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.”
Kanye ended with a cryptic tweet of “#2024”, which might be a reference to his own political aspirations.
Of course, if Kanye decides to run, we have a whole list of possible campaign slogans for him. But given his recent unsavory political opinions, former ‘Ye boosters might not be as on-board with his half-serious campaign as they might have been. It’s worth remembering that a rant about Trump kicked off a series of events that led to the cancellation of the Saint Pablo tour, and that fans booed him for it.