After President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act into law on Thursday (Oct. 11), Kanye West – who was present in the Oval Office – went on a lengthy monologue about everything from prison reform to mental health to the 13th Amendment.
"When I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman," Kanye said of his contentious decision to regularly wear Trump's Make America Great Again hat. He also defended his controversial tweet about abolishing the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, arguing the 13th Amendment was "a trapdoor" for African Americans to end up in prison "next to the Unibomber." He said the fact that most skyscrapers don't recognize having a thirteenth floor (13 is regarded as unlucky per superstition) is an indicator that the amendment should be removed. "I think the way the universe works is perfect—we don’t have 13 floors, do we?"