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I Miss The Old Kanye
Kanye West met with President-elect Donald Trump Tuesday morning. A lot of people had a lot to say that even such a meeting occurred. What was this meeting about? When pressed, Trump said they discussed “Life” and the pair are “good friends.” TMZ also reports that sources within Kanye’s camp say this meeting served to establish a rapport with the two.
“Kanye has been thinking a lot about the violence in Chicago, and wants to use his name to make a difference,” TMZ writes. “The rapper’s had a good relationship with Trump, and he’s decided to use it to help promote peace on the streets in Chi-town.”
The two apparently didn’t discuss Chicago during their brief talk Tuesday, though.
Kanye uncharacteristically has remained silent on the matter, not answering questions when posing for photos or when paparazzi followed him to his car. So to discern what Kanye might be thinking regarding his meeting, we asked the most reputable Kanye West expert we know: Kanye West.
Kanye 2010: "I'm so appalled. Spalding Ball. Balding Donald Trump taking dollars from y'all."
Kanye 2016: "I would've voted for Trump."
— Caleb Mak (@calebmak) November 18, 2016
"The system broken, the school closed, the prison's open." Press Secretary Kanye Omari West.
— Astead (@AsteadWesley) December 13, 2016
You got a new friend,
Well I got homies
But in the end it's still so lonely.
How could you be so heartless? https://t.co/sw6kKnFvhe
— Ben Orner (@Ben_Orner) December 13, 2016
J Law Gets Revenge Vs. Chris Pratt
Passengers star Chris Pratt loves playing pranks. He’s played a horse whisperer and possibly eaten food off your plate. He also has delivered a long-running gag of cropping Jennifer Lawrence out of his Instagrams during their media promotion of Passengers.
Though good-natured, Lawrence has teamed up with Jimmy Kimmel to punch back. We won’t spoil the fun, but it involves spray paint and Pratt’s face.
Ed Sheeran Returns To Social Media
Exactly a year ago today, Ed Sheeran took a break from social media. We’re jealous. But following the year hiatus, Sheeran has returned with a decidedly cryptic tweet: a blue square.
What does that mean? Well no one knows because it’s insane to assume a blue square posted after a year break from social media could mean anything. But that hasn’t stopped folks from trying.
ED SHEERAN FINALLY TWEETED AFTER A YEAR AND ITS A BLUE PICTURE WHAT DOES IT MEAN pic.twitter.com/PX8PdhPSfu
— = (@DailySheerios) December 13, 2016
ED SHEERAN TEEETS A BLUE PICTURE
— ▪️?▪️ (@whenharrymoans) December 13, 2016
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