Kanye West deletes Trump meeting tweets
Kanye West appears to have deleted tweets about a meeting with Donald Trump last year, with reports suggesting he is unhappy with the US President’s actions since taking office.
West had emerged as one of Mr Trump’s biggest celebrity supporters, and met the then President-elect at Trump Tower on 13 December.
After the talks, the rapper tweeted that he felt it “important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change”.
But this post and others about the meeting, during which he had planned to discuss “bullying, supporting teachers, modernising curriculums and violence in Chicago”, were missing from his account on Monday.
It is not clear why the tweets have now been deleted, and West’s representatives did not return requests for comment, the Reuters news agency said.
Celebrity website TMZ, quoting an unidentified source, said West deleted the tweets because he is unhappy about Mr Trump’s actions since he was sworn in on 20 January.
These include a ban on travellers to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
Mr Trump has also said he will “send in the Feds” to “fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on” in Chicago, where West was raised, due to high crime rates.
“Kanye’s decision to remove the tweets were all his,” TMZ wrote. “The ‘Muslim ban’ and other actions were the catalyst for his decision.”
West, 39, was one of Trump’s most high-profile supporters during the 2016 election campaign.
He made headlines in November when he was booed at a concert for declaring his support for Mr Trump, although he said he had not voted in the election.