Rapper Kanye West, one of Donald Trump’s most glamorous supporters, will visit the White House for a meeting with the president and his son in law Jared Kushner on Thursday, officials said.
Trump, who came under fire this week from another music superstar, Taylor Swift, will lunch with West, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.
West — best known as Kanye but recently stating that he wants to be known as just Ye — will also meet with Kushner.
“Topics of discussions will include manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform, how to prevent gang violence, and what can be done to reduce violence in Chicago,” Sanders said.
West is planning to discuss the opening of employment opportunities for former prison convicts, a subject already being studied by the White House, according to The New York Times.
West’s wife, the TV celebrity Kim Kardashian, has previously met with Trump at the White House.