Kanye West has launched into an expletive-filled rant in the Oval Office as he lavished praise on US President Donald Trump.
Wearing a Make America Great Again hat, the pop star said: “There was something about when I put this hat on it made me feel like Superman.”
West also banged his fist on the Oval Office’s famed Resolute Desk and discussed his bipolar diagnosis.
Mr Trump nodded in approval, saying: “That was quite something.”
During a 10-minute monologue that ranged from prison reform to manufacturing, politics and the universe, West said: “They tried to scare me, my friends to not wear this hat, but this hat, it gives me power in a way.
“You know, my mum and my dad separated so I didn’t have a lot of male energy in my home.”
Addressing Mr Trump, he added: “There was something about when I put this hat on it made me feel like Superman.
“You made a Superman, that’s my favourite superhero, you made a Superman cape for me.”
Following West’s statement, Mr Trump said: “I tell you what that was pretty impressive.”
West replied: “It was from the soul. I just channelled it.”
“I love this guy right here,” West said, walking behind the desk to hug the seated president.