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Kanye West to visit Trump to discuss gang violence and prison reform

The rapper recently closed a Saturday Night Live show wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

Rapper Kanye West has been invited to the White House.

West is scheduled to have lunch with President Donald Trump and meet Mr Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

Ms Sanders said they will talk about manufacturing, prison reform, preventing gang violence and reducing violence in Chicago, where West grew up.

Donald Trump and Kanye West in 2016
Donald Trump and Kanye West in 2016 (Seth Wenig/AP)

The White House has not said when West will visit.

Mr Trump recently tweeted praise for West, who closed a Saturday Night Live show wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and delivering an unscripted pro-Trump message after the credits rolled.

West is married to reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who successfully pushed Mr Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender this year and has met senior aides regarding criminal justice reform.

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