Rapper Kanye West received praise from the National Rifle Association for articulating his position on the Second Amendment when he met with President Trump at the White House on Thursday.

“#Kanye couldn’t have said it better: Illegal guns are the problem, and we have the right to bear arms,” the NRA tweeted. “The #NRA’s nearly six million members are glad to see a celebrity who gets it, and who is willing to stand with the #2A.”

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West, who was wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat, was asked by a reporter in the Oval Office about gun violence and the “debate about the Second Amendment.”

“The problem is illegal guns. Illegal guns is the problem,” West said in response. “Not legal guns. We have the right to bear arms.”

West is originally from Chicago, which had the highest homicide rates out of any major city in the U.S. According to data from the FBI’s annual crime in the U.S. report published earlier this year, Chicago has a homicide rate of 24 per 100,000 people. However, other cities including Baltimore and Detroit, had even higher homicide rates.

West, who shared that he was initially impressed with Trump in 2016 because of Trump’s “energy," previously met with him in Trump Tower in New York City in December 2016 after Trump had won the 2016 election.