Washington (CNN) – Kanye West met with President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday, after he was spotted arriving at Trump Tower in New York City, only days after the rapper first came back into the public eye following his hospitalization.
Trump spoke to reporters with West by his side, calling the rapper a “good man” and telling journalists that they have been “friends for a long time.”
West would not discuss the details of the meeting ignored questions about whether he plans on performing at Trump’s inauguration. He also ignored a question about whether he wishes he had voted for Trump.
“I just want to take a picture right now,” West said, smiling.“You take care of yourself, I’ll see you soon,” Trump told West.
West, who has mentioned Trump in his lyrics, asked for a 15-minute meeting with Trump, transition spokeswoman Hope Hicks confirmed.
This is yet another sign that the hip-hop mogul and rapper, who declared a 2020 presidential bid at the VMA’s last year, is open to working with the President-elect.
The reason for his visit is not yet clear and he did not take any questions from reporters. He walked in with a slight smile and made his way to the elevator. He was accompanied by an entourage that included a videographer.