Kanye West to visit Trump to discuss prison reform, Chicago violence

Following in the steps of his reality TV star wife-turned-activist Kim Kardashian West, rapper Kanye West will be meeting with President Trump and the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner at the White House on Thursday.

Rapper Kanye West has been invited to the White House. After meeting Trump shortly after his election victory in 2016, West caught some flak for a series of pro-Trump tweets, and deleted his Twitter account last May.

The sit-down is set to take place Thursday at the White House alongside senior adviser Jared Kushner.

A source had told the New York Times that West wants to talk with President Trump about how to increase the number of manufacturing jobs in the Chicago area.

It's not the first time West will have met up with Trump during his presidency.

The latest West news comes after he hit headlines last month for going on a rant about Trump as the credits began to roll during his "Saturday Night Live" appearance.

President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West stand together in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York City, on December 13, 2016.

The comic at that point divulged his very own rendition of the MAGA cap - Make Kanye 2006 Again - and asked out loud, "Where's that album?", a reference to West's promised September 29th release of Yandhi; the album instead shifted to Black Friday, November 23rd.

This time, West plans on talking criminal justice reform with Kushner, focusing on providing more job opportunities for former convicts who've served their time.

"I wish I bullied you", he continued. "You see they laughing at me", West said.

From many corners of the entertainment world, West has been regularly excoriated for his support of Trump - by both fans and fellow entertainers alike. "I'm on them, they're great", Davidson said.

  • Kyle Peterson