Kanye West is to meet US President Donald Trump on Thursday, the White House has confirmed.
The two men are expected to discuss prison reform, gang violence and “manufacturing resurgence” in the US.
The meeting will take place less than four weeks before the mid-term elections in November.
The rapper, who has been a vocal supporter of Mr Trump, will also meet White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, Mr Trump’s son-in-law.
On Monday, the singer-songwriter Taylor Swift endorsed two Democrats for the US mid-term elections, prompting Mr Trump to tell reporters that he likes “Taylor’s music about 25% less now”.
This once again puts her at odds with Mr West, with whom she has had an on-off public feud since he interrupted her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards.
In September, Mr West, who is married to Kim Kardashian, wore a hat with Donald Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again” during his performance of Ghost Town on the US comedy show Saturday Night Live. Read more