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UPDATED 12:07 PM PT — Thurs. Oct. 11, 2018

President Trump welcomed rapper Kanye West to the White House Thursday to discuss prison reform.

During a briefing ahead of lunch, the president sat down with West and retired football player Jim Brown to discuss ways on how to improve the African American community.

Rapper Kanye West speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House with President Donald Trump, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The president briefly touched on a series of topics including Chicago’s rising crime rate, gun reform, pardons as wee as the stop and frisk program.

West quickly took control of the briefing to defend the president against the constant criticism he faces from Democrats and the media.

West pointed out he has faced criticism of his own from Hollywood for supporting the administration’s agenda. He said the president has not received the praise he deserves for his accomplishments, including the booming economy.

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