Kanye West and Donald Trump met for lunch today and engaged in conversation that ranged from crime in Chicago, taxes, the 13th Amendment, North Korea, gun rights, and prison reform. Also name dropped: the Unabomber, Superman, the Soho House, Adidas, and Levi’s. Equally prominent on West’s mind? A topic that Trump loves as well — masculinity.
At one point in his nearly 10-minute-long monologue, West explained why he preferred Trump’s campaign to Hillary Clinton’s — the slogan of which was “I’m With Her.” He said Clinton’s campaign alienated him “as a guy” and that growing up with a single mother, he didn’t have a lot of “masculine energy” in his home. One wonders how West’s mother, Donda, who left her position as the Chair of the Department of English and Speech at Chicago State University to manage her son’s career and later authored a book about raising her son with strong moral values, might react to this most recent summation of his childhood.
West said that Trump’s MAGA campaign made him feel like “Superman” (his favorite superhero), and inspired him to “play catch with his son.” West’s son Saint is two-years-old.
This, for Kanye, appears to be very simple. Trump’s …read more