Donald Trump welcomes Kanye West to the Oval Office

US President Donald Trump poses with Kim Kardashian in the Oval Office

US President Donald Trump poses with Kim Kardashian in the Oval Office

"Could very well be", Trump said when asked if West could run for president.

"They tried to scare me to not wear this hat, my own friends, but this hat it gives me, it gives me power".

Around that same time, Kanye explained that he made his widely publicized comments about former U.S. President George W. Bush not caring about Black people because he was programmed to do so.

In an extraordinary, mostly uninterrupted rant, West said that he was recently diagnosed as being bipolar, but he insisted the diagnosis was wrong and that he was merely sleep-deprived. And what we need is we can empower the pharmaceuticals and make more money.

Rapper Kanye West, with a stream of consciousness speech in the Oval Office and a burst of profanity, defended his support for President Donald Trump on Thursday, to the great delight of Trump himself.

West credits Trump with stopping a potential war with North Korea and is encouraging Trump to swap his usual Air Force One jet for a hydrogen-powered plane. Kanye proceeded to go on a "10-minute soliloquy" about his bio-polar disorder, to which Trump responded, "I tell you what that was pretty impressive..."

Black people worry about racism over industry, he said. "We kill each other more than police officers".

"We have to release the love" in the country, he said.

The rapper then offered his thoughts on the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in 1865. "Oh, that don't stop me".

In an Oval Office meeting with Mr. Trump that was open to the press and also included NFL Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, Mr.

West said he doesn't think "stop and frisk" helps. Everyone is used to the rapper being offensive, especially since he's been off the meds but can we even take him seriously when he says things like the MAGA hat makes him feel as if he had "superpowers?'"

West warned reporters that he doesn't answer questions in sound bites. Much of the time was spent on compliments between the two and West's much-talked about support for the president.

Returning to law enforcement issues and prison sentences, he called Hoover "a living statue" for black people.

"Illegal guns is the problem, not legal guns", he said. And what we start with, is - I brought a GIF with me right here.

Following the Oval Office meeting, the pair were scheduled to speak with Mr Trump as well as his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. "It's a good energy", West said.

"He's a different kind of guy and that's OK with me".