On Thursday, Kanye West went on a bizarre rant during a working lunch with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. West carried on for around 10 minutes, dropping the F-bomb, discussing his Bipolar Disorder diagnosis, and pounding his fists on the desk. At one point, he even takes a moment to hug Trump.
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West arrived at the meeting, which was opened up to reporters at the last minute, donning a “Make America Great Again” hat.
“They tried to scare me to not wear this hat, my own friends, but this hat it gives me, it gives me power,” said West. “You know, my dad and my mom separated, so I didn’t have a lot of male energy in my home. And also, I’m married to a family that, you know – not a lot of male energy going on. It’s beautiful though.”
He went on to say that wearing the hat makes him feel like “Superman,” his “favorite superhero.”
During the extended rant, West stated that he understands that “bravery helps you beat this game called life,” according to a report by the Daily Mail.
He also asserted that he was misdiagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, a mental health condition, and was actually just sleep deprived at the time.
At one point during the tirade, West refers to himself as a “crazy mother***er.” He also mentions the 13th Amendment, the one that ended slavery in the US, calling it a “trapdoor” and suggesting that it should be abolished.
“Because why would you keep something around that’s a trapdoor? If you’re building a floor, the Constitution is the base of our industry, right? Of our country, of our company? Would you build a trapdoor that if you mess up and you accidentally, something happens, you fall, and you end up next to the Unabomber? You end up – you’ve got to remove all that trapdoor out of the relationship.”
During the course of his rant, he touched on a range of other subjects, including his deal with Adidas and his thoughts on prison reform.
West also joked about the possibility of running for president in 2024 and stated that Trump “is on his hero’s journey,” much to the president’s chagrin.