The rapper had arrived around 9 a.m. ET with an entourage in tow but without wife Kim Kardashian West. Half an hour later, West and Trump re-emerged in the lobby, where they posed for photos. But at the time, the rapper refused to answer questions about the purpose of his visit, saying, “I just want to take a picture right now.”
Trump later told the press that he had “discussed life” with West, whom he called a friend and a “good man.”
Since Kanye West strode into Trump Tower , the Internet has had plenty of reactions — and celebrities are no exception.
From movie stars to news pundits, celebs had plenty to say about West meeting with president-elect Donald Trump. Some, like comedian Josh Gad, chose to opine on the politics behind the meeting, while others, like Rosie Perez, kept their thoughts succinct. Some, like musician Josh Groban saw the humor in the fact that two of pop culture’s most notorious Twitter users were meeting up.
See various celebrity reactions to Kanye West’s visit to Trump Tower below.
I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) December 13, 2016
Actor Sophia Bush saw the Kanye West visit as a distraction from other pressing issues.
Reporter: “He refuses to attend 90 percent of national security briefings and holds no press conference in 5 mnths?
Conway: “He’s too busy” pic.twitter.com/IZ3Q2VGMmg
— The Baxter Bean (@TheBaxterBean) December 13, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: Kanye West just entered Trump Tower.
This is not a drill, or a joke.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 13, 2016
I don’t know what Kanye said to Trump today, but I just saw on @CNN that “Jesus Walks” is the new national anthem?
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 13, 2016
Kanye not voting and going to see the president is the same as a guy who cheats on you and then posts a picture of you on Instagram
— carly aquilino (@carlyaquilino) December 13, 2016
What the fuck is happening? https://t.co/VV8ChnTglZ
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 13, 2016
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) December 13, 2016
I pray Kanye West told Donald Trump that the women & children dying in Syria RIGHT NOW, NEED OUR HELP! #staywoke
— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) December 13, 2016
Trump not taking security briefings but meeting with Kanye West as he appoints Rick Perry 2 head a department he wants to end. Anyone care?
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 13, 2016
Word is Kanye and Trump have been in the lab co-writing some 🔥tweets. Apple is even considering making a larger, signature caps lock.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) December 13, 2016
Kanye West caused controversy last month when he publicly declared that, had he voted in the 2016 presidential election at all, he would have voted for Donald Trump.
“I told y’all I didn’t vote, right? What I didn’t tell you … if I were to have voted I would have voted on Trump,” he said during his rant on November 17. He added that he “loved” Trump and described him as a “f‑‑king genius.”