The 7 cringiest, most surreal moments from Kanye's White House meeting with Donald Trump
You really need to change your iPhone password now, Kanye
Kanye West continued his confusing promo tour for President Donald Trump yesterday with a surreal meeting in the Oval Office.
The expletive-filled sit-down took place after the rapper, 41, was invited to the White House for lunch to discuss prison reform.
The meeting, however, quickly veered off-topic and was filled with some incredibly bizarre moments – standard for Kanye, then – and here are some of the weirdest:
1. Showing the world his (very hackable) password
At one point in the meeting, Kanye grabbed his iPhone and, in full view of the world’s press, tapped in his password.
And – as many people on Twitter pointed out – his password is the very simple “000000.”
You might want to head to your Settings and change that one now, Kanye. Just a helpful suggestion before someone nicks your phone and starts leaking your unreleased music and/or private conversations and/or nudes to the interwebs.
2. Saying his MAGA hat makes me feel like Superman
Kanye arrived at the meeting wearing Trump’s signature ‘Make America Great Again’ hat – and explained why he loves it so much.
“It was something about when I put this hat on. … It made me feel like Superman. That’s my favorite superhero. And you made a Superman cape for me.”
3. Telling Trump he should fly a hydrogen-fueled plane called iPlane-1
Later in the meeting, Kanye reached across the famous presidential Resolute desk to show Trump a picture of the iPlane-1, an Apple-backed hydrogen plane – and suggested Trump should be flying in one.
“This is what our President should be flying in,” Kanye insisted.
4. Praising Trump for solving the North Korea conflict
Dipping his toe into international affairs next, Kanye praised Trump for apparently fixing the problems in “the North Korea”.
“I like the North Korea,” West told Trump. “You stopped the war. Day One, solved one of his biggest problems. We solved one of the biggest problems.”
I mean, the North Korean conflict has not been resolved in any lasting way and Kim Jong Un has still not promised to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. But you do you, Kanye.
5. Saying Trump should free a notorious gang leader because of… sci-fi???
Kanye also asked Trump to release a notorious Chicago gang leader, Larry Hoover, from jail because of something about time and space. I’m honestly as confused as you are.
“So there’s a theory that – there’s infinite amounts of universe and there’s alternate universe so it’s very important for me to get [Larry] Hoover out, because in an alternate universe, I am him and I have to go and get him free.”
6. Trump’s stunned reaction – and that awkward hug
At the end of Kanye’s 10-minute long rant, Trump simply said: “That was quite something.”
West replied: “It was from the soul. I just channelled it.”
“I love this guy right here,” West said, walking behind the desk to awkwardly hug the seated president, which has surely got to go down as one of the most bizarre moments inside the Oval Office in history.
“That’s really nice,” Trump said.
7. Becoming, surely, the first person to publicly say the word ‘motherf**ker’ in the Oval Office
He described himself as a ‘crazy motherf**ker’ during the meeting. Addressing reporters with a lengthy monologue, like any good football manager he referred to himself in the third person saying: ‘Trump is on his hero’s journey right now. ‘You might not have expected a crazy motherf**ker like Kanye running up to support.’
We’ve got to say, it takes a lot to upstage Trump but Kanye, you did that and more. Congrats, I guess, although not everyone was happy.
You can’t please em all right?