‘Bush doesn’t care about black people’ and other political moments from Kanye West

We knew it would come to this. After trying repeatedly to make MAGA hats happen, the rapper-slash-fashion designer formerly known as Kanye West will meet with fellow "dragon energy" wielder President Donald Trump on Thursday. The famous friends will reportedly chat about prison reform, gang violence and Chicago over lunch at the White House.

This meeting of the minds was bound to happen eventually. West's wife, reality star Kim Kardashian West, has been to the executive mansion twice, and Ye (that's his new nom de guerre) himself has a long history as evidenced on Twitter (before he deleted it) of praising 45. Although Kardashian has said that her husband is "not political," the rapper's own actions sing a much different song - even before ranting about Trump became his favorite freestyle. Here's a look back at the moments leading up to West's very first White House visit.

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