Keeping Up with Kanye West

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Ye, Pablo, Yeezus, and my personal favorite Kan the Louis Vuitton Don. Whatever the name, Kanye West is most known for his numerous albums and fashion line, Yeezy. Most recently, West has been in the headlines for an interesting chat with Trump and his recent visit to Uganda. Not only are people confused by his words, they are questioning whether he’s actually helping or not.

With a MAGA hat sitting proudly on his head and at least 6 boxes of his iconic Yeezy shoes held in his hands, West entered the Oval Office. He took a seat across from Trump and began his 10-minute rant, topics ranging from North Korea to alternate universes to gang violence in Chicago. Trump and his fellow advisors listened attentively and were left speechless. All Trump could say was “I tell you what, that was pretty impressive.” Both were left with a new found respect and admiration for each other. If you want to learn more about some of the topics West and Trump talked about, click here.

A few days after their meeting, West and his wife, Kim Kardashion West, boarded a plane and flew to Uganda, where he apparently is recording songs for his new album titled ‘Yandhi’. West and the president, Yoweri Museveni, held a “fruitful discussion”, according to the President himself. They discussed promoting tourism and the arts in East Africa. Not only that, he gifted the 74-year-old president a brand new pair of white Yeezys, but the president wasn’t the only one walking away with a new pair of shoes in hand.

On Tuesday, Kim and Kanye filmed themselves handing out pairs of Yeezys to a local orphanage. Here is a video of the children who were seen dancing and singing in their new shoes. He also donated Beats speakers to the children to take their music experience to the next level. West also made promises to the children to help create a “world-class tourism school”.

West is an example of the current wave of celebrities using their influence to try and reform the political and social atmosphere. Whether it’s helping or hurting, only time will tell.