Inside the Historic Trump-Kanye Oval Office Summit

Kid Rock clapped back at a reporter while walking into the West Wing

West not only wore one of the caps into the Oval Office but declared: "There's something about when I put on this hat, I feel like Superman". "You made a Superman cape for me", he said.

"I tell you what, that was pretty impressive", Trump said.

Such distinctions belonged to Kanye West. "I just channeled it".

"I'm totally open. If we can do it a different way, Kanye, I'm totally open but they all - we all agree that we have to do something", Trump said.

West rejected the notion that celebrities must have "a monolithic voice that forced to be for a specific party". Recording Industry Association of America President Mitch Glazier and the CEO and Recording Academy President Neil Portnow were also present to experience this historic moment take place.

West launched into a soliloquy-peppered with occasional curse words-about his own upbringing, violence in Chicago and his unapologetic backing of a president who has found tepid support among other entertainers or black Americans.

"If he don't look good, we don't look good", said West.

After White House visit, Kanye West stops by Apple store in Georgetown
Rapper Kanye West shows President Trump his mobile phone during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House Thursday. West argued that Trump deserved more respect, saying: "if he don't look good, we don't look good".

Mr Trump won 8 percent of the African-American vote in 2016.

On Trump: "Let's stop worrying about the future; all we have is today".

His monologue was laden with praise for Mr Trump, who he described as a father figure on "his hero's journey". And the fact that a woman was running for president made you so insecure in your masculinity that just the very concept of women supporting other women meant you felt like you couldn't play ball with your son?

"You don't have ADD, school is boring".

Talking loudly and rapidly on everything from Trump's protectionist trade polices to replacing Air Force One with a hydrogen plane, black gun crime, being married to Kim Kardashian and "infinite amounts of universe", West left the normally loquacious president almost speechless. -North Korea relationship and said the president "stopped the war" with the communist nation. "We solved one of the biggest problems".

"We'll get rid of Air Force One", he joked.

Later, West gave a charged critique of the media, including SNL, where he voiced his support of Trump in an untelevised rant. He brought up Larry Hoover, the leader of the Gangster Disciples who is serving a life sentence for murder, claiming: "The reason why they imprisoned him is because he started doing positive for the community".

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