"He might not have thought he'd have a insane (expletive) like (me)".
"It is very unfair to African-Americans".
West spoke to reporters for almost 10 minutes in the Oval Office. The artist suggested that stop-and-frisk "does not help the relationships" in the city.
West is not the first member of his family to meet with Trump.
During the monologue that ranged from prison reform to manufacturing, politics and the universe, West said: "They tried to scare me, my friends to not wear this hat, but this hat, it gives me power in a way". West said, before giving him a huge hug.
Perhaps West was at the Apple store to get his password changed, after video from the Oval Office showed him using an easy-to-decipher code?
The award-winning musician has taken fire from other celebrities for his support for Trump, particularly after his recent appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" show. In May, she met with the president to seek clemency for Alice Marie Johnson, 63, who was imprisoned for drug conspiracy. Also attending is former National Football League great Jim Brown, a civil rights leader who has met with Trump previously.
The lunch portion of the meeting was to include a Caprese salad, roasted chicken, fingerling potatoes and asparagus, according to the White House press office.
President Trump has a Thursday lunch date with Kanye West
At least Trump handled West's bad idea. dare I say, gracefully? "He can speak for me anytime he wants ", Trump said, gratefully. The club shared an image of the typically straight faced Kanye West , with the caption: 'The global break has got us like'.
Thirteen years after asserting on live TV that then-President George W. Bush didn't "care about black people", Kanye West on Thursday walked back the comment by saying he was affected by a "victimized mentality".
So who knows what this meeting could bring?
Earlier today, the rapper paid a visit to the White House for a meeting with the president where things got a little bit weird. And Kanye is a smart guy.
Later, West gave a charged critique of the media, including SNL, where he voiced his support of Trump in an untelevised rant.
Mr Trump was asked by a journalist if West could be a future presidential candidate, and the president replied: "Could very well be". The two discussed multicultural issues, education and violence in Chicago, West tweeted at the time.
Trump said he is willing to "look at it", and said "they have to do something".
"I love this guy right here", he said Thursday, embracing Trump while wearing the president's trademark red "Make America Great Again" ball cap.
Trump and West previously appeared together shortly after Trump's 2016 election in the lobby of Trump Tower in NY.