More details behind rap star Kanye West and President-elect Donald Trump‘s surprise meet-and-greet Tuesday (December 13) have surfaced.

According to reports, Yeezy received Secret Service clearance despite his recent hospitalization for a reported mental breakdown.

A Secret Service official tells TMZ, “Personal problems that Mr. West is working through does not establish him as a security threat to President-elect Trump.” The official added Trump’s staff ultimately made the decision to give Kanye the all-clear. TMZ has learned Donald Trump himself made the decision to sit with Kanye for 15 minutes. (TMZ)

Hours prior, buzz developed about Kanye rolling through to see Donald at his Trump Towers in New York City.

Well, this isn’t entirely surprising: According to pool reports, Kanye West just arrived at Trump Tower for a meeting with the president-elect. West was recently released from the hospital, where he was reportedly treated for a “nervous breakdown.” Before he was hospitalized, West told a crowd at a San Jose concert that he “wanted to vote for Trump” but did not actually vote. (NY Mag)

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Recently, rap star Rick Ross suggested Ye may have faked his recent mental breakdown.


Rick Ross made a very interesting comment about Kanye West during a recent appearance in NYC. “One time for Yeezy,” began Ross as the audience cheered. “My homie a genius. For everybody who thought he was wigging out, he played y’all n*ggas.” (Complex)

Heading into this past weekend, rap star French Montana updated fans on Ye’s condition.

“He’s doing great. He’s a, he’s a strong guy,” French tells ET. “He’s been through a lot and you know, this is just another hurdle in the way, you know what I’m saying? I mean I love everything he been doing, man. I feel like he’s speaking the truth, you know what I’m saying? I’m with him, that’s my big brother.” (ET Online)