Previously, West's reality TV star wife Kardashian visited the White House to press, successfully, for Trump to grant clemency to Alice Johnson, a woman who was sentenced to life in prison for nonviolent drug crimes. Trump, who recently touted stop-and-frisk, told West he is willing to talk about other solutions.
West and Trump, accompanied by a pack of reporters, sat down in the Oval Office on Thursday.
During one pause in West's comments, Trump said: "I tell you what that was pretty impressive". "That was quite something".
The famous rapper wore a Donald Trump campaign hat to the meeting, calling it his "superman cape" delivering an over 10-minute speech about his support for the president. "I just channelled it", the musician said, adding - to gasps from presidential staff - that Mr Trump "might not have expected to have a insane motherf***er like Kanye West supporting him".
West said he loved everyone - including Trump's former presidential rival, Hillary Clinton - but he said he could relate to Trump's "male energy".
The entire conversation was profanity-laced, convoluted and altogether as odd as you might expect.
The Grand Hustle rapper revealed that Kanye asked him to accompany him to the meeting at the White House with Trump, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, and he turned him down. Kanye said that he ended up talking to Trump about prison reform and manufacturing, among other issues.
"Really the reason why they imprisoned him was because he started doing positive for the community, he started showing that he had power, that he wasn't one of a monolithic voice, that he could wrap people around", West said.
I watched the whole thing because, again, how could you not?
"I love everyone, right", he said. "He is my brother", West wrote.
Bush said in 2010 that he felt West's accusation was the "all-time low" point of his two-term presidency.
To which West replied, "Only after 2024".
West - best known as Kanye but recently stated that he wants to be known as Ye - is one of the mould-breaking president's more unusual supporters.