Kanye West will meet with President Trump and his son-in-law and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner later this week.
"Kanye West is coming to the White House to have lunch with President Trump and he will also meet with Jared Kushner," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday. "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."
The rapper will reportedly meet with Kushner and then have lunch with Trump on Thursday.
Kushner has been working to address criminal justice reform as part of his role in the Trump administration, and West is reportedly interested in talking about job opportunities for former convicts. West's hometown is Chicago, and Trump has frequently said that city needs to do much more to reduce gun violence there.
West has recently been seen wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat, including during an appearance on "Saturday Night Live" late last month when he defended Trump and said people often confront him on how he can back a “racist" president.
“If I was concerned about racism, I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago,” West said. He also claimed he was "bullied" backstage for wearing a "MAGA" hat.
West met with the then-president-elect at Trump Tower in New York City in December 2016 after the election.
Earlier this year, Trump met with West’s wife, reality television star and businesswoman Kim Kardashian West. At the time Kardashian West pushed Trump to release a nonviolent drug offender, after which the president granted clemency to 63-year-old Alice Johnson in June. She attended another White House meeting in September to discuss prison reform and lobby for the release of another person sentenced to life in prison for drug-related charges, Chris Young.