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Kanye West Says His MAGA Hat Makes Him Feel Like Superman During Trump Meeting

October 11, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Kanye West drew a lot of coverage for his meeting with Donald Trump, and told press that his MAGA hat makes him “feel like Superman.” TIME reports that West spoke with the press after his lunch with Trump and NFL alumnus Jim Brown, discussing a variety of topics as he usually does.

On his “Make America Great Again” hat: “You know, they tried to scare me to not wear this hat. My own friends. But this hat gives me a different power in a way. You know my dad and my mom separated, so I didn’t have a lot of male energy in my home. And also I’m married to a family that, you know, not a lot of male energy going on. It’s beautiful though. You know it’s something about, you know I love Hillary, I love everyone. Right. But the campaign, ‘I’m with Her’ just didn’t make me feel, as a guy, that didn’t get to see my dad all the time. Like a guy that could play catch with his son. It was something about when I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman. You made a Superman. That’s my favorite superhero and made a Superman cape for me. Also as a guy that looks up to you, looks up to Ralph Lauren, looks up to American industry guys, nonpolitical, no bulls–t — put the beep on it, however you wanna do it, five seconds delay — and just gets it done.”

On the 13th Amendment: “There’s a lot of things affecting our mental health that makes us do crazy things that puts us back into that trap door called the 13th Amendment. I did say abolish, with the hat on, because why would you keep something around that’s a trap door? If you’re building a floor, the Constitution is the base of our industry, of our country, of our company. Would you build a trap door that if you mess up, that if accidentally something happens, then you fall and you end up next to the Unabomber? You gotta remove all that trap door out of the relationship. The four gentleman that wrote the 13th Amendment — and I think the way the universe works it’s perfect, we don’t have 13 floors, do we? The four gentlemen that wrote the 13th Amendment, they didn’t look like the people they were amending. Also at that point it was illegal for blacks to read, or African-Americans to read, so that meant if you actually read the amendment you’d get locked up and turned into a slave. So what I think is we don’t need sentences, we need pardons, we need to talk to people.”

On Trump’s portrayal in the media: “If he don’t look good, we don’t look good. This is our president…He has to be the freshest, the flyest, the flyest planes, the best factories. And we have to make our core be empowered.”

On speaking with Trump about stop-and-frisk policies on behalf of Chicago’s head of police: “We feel stop-and-frisk does not help the relationships in the city. And everyone that knew I was coming here said, ‘Ask about stop-and-frisk.’ That’s the No. 1 thing that we’re having this conversation about.”