Kanye West’s Trip to the White House

The details of this infamous rappers stroll to the Oval Office

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board

Although 2018 is almost over, its trend of providing us with unpredictable and almost unbelievable events continues. The most recent one being Kanye West, armed with a “make America great again” hat, going to the oval office and delivering a lengthy monologue to the president following the signing of the Music Modernization Act.


Topics mentioned in West’s speech include: prison reform, the 13th amendment, his large IQ, and the success of his Yeezy sneaker line for Adidas. On the topic of his diagnosed bipolar disorder, Kanye also mentioned that there was a good chance he was falsely diagnosed for bipolar disorder, and that he was most likely severely sleep deprived. He also referred to his “make America great again” hat as his “superman cape”, saying that “When I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman.” When the topic of his controversial tweet about the 13th amendment came up (the amendment that abolished slavery), Kanye defended his statement saying that the amendment was a “trapdoor” for African Americans to end up in prison next to the “Unabomber”. He also made the bold statement that since skyscrapers don’t have a thirteenth floor, America shouldn’t either, saying that “I think the way the universe works is perfect—we don’t have 13 floors, do we?”


Kanye’s visit to the White House was not as a music guest, but as a potential policy adviser. Before, and even more so after, many conservatives have shown an overwhelming amount of support for Kanye and Fox News continuously regarded with glowing words.               


It’s been made obvious from past incidents (E.g, his many controversial tweets) that Kanye firmly supports Trump, but this visit to the oval office affirms it to the highest level. Will Kanye West continue to commit social suicide by boldly defending Donald Trump? Only time will tell.