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Celebrities React To Kanye West’s Controversial White House Meeting

On Thursday, Kanye West and current POTUS Donald Trump met for a lunchtime conversation. During the talk, the rapper praised the former Celebrity Apprentice host for his "Make America Great Again" slogan, which West said made him feel like "Superman. " Trump, for his part, declared the "Black Skinhead" artist a "smart cookie."

While there were plenty of compliments to go around at the White House, the celebrity Twitterverse was a different story. Many of West's peers criticized the meeting, and didn't mince words.

Producer T.I., who worked with West on track "Swagga Like Us," expressed his anger in an Instagram post.

"From what I can gather... This is the most repulsive,disgraceful, Embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen," he said in the lengthy message, before adding: "We just saw Mr.West’s Soul on auction. If you listen closely you can hear the tears of our ancestors hit the floor. All I can say is... I’ve reached my limits. This is my stop,I’m officially DONE!!!!"

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Now I’ve been extremely patient and made it a point to not jump to any premature conclusions about Ye’& his antics... Partially due to the lessons learned from the outcome of other similar situations dealing wit my brother Wayne (which I admittedly mishandled a bit in hindsight) But now this shit is next level,futuristic Sambo,Hopping Bob, Stephen off Django ass shit Ye!!!! From what I can gather... This is the most repulsive,disgraceful, Embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen. Now I recall you asking me to come with you to have this meeting and I declined (naturally)... but bro... if ain’time I would’ve been in there wit you and you behaved that spinelessly in my presence,I feel that I’d be compelled to slap de’Fuq outta you bro For the People!!! You ass kissing and boot licking on a whole new level &I refuse to associate myself with something so vile,weak,& inconsiderate to the effect this has on the greater good of ALL OUR PEOPLE!!!! I’m a true believer in “It ain’t what you do,it’s how you do it.” And this shit is regurgitating🤮! At one time it was a pleasure to work alongside you... now, I’m ashamed to have ever been associated with you. To all the people who follow Ye musically,socially, or even personally....who are confused, heartbroken, infuriated.... Let me make this clear... THIS SHIT AINT COOL!!! THIS IS A MOVE YE MADE FOR YE!!! THIS IS A PLAY TO PUT HIM IN A POSITION HE’D LIKE TO SEE HIMSELF IN...WE ARE NOT ON HIS MIND AS HE MAKES THESE COMMENTS AND DECISIONS. Don’t follow this puppet. Because as long as I’ve lived I’ve learned that it benefits a man nothing at all to gain the world,if to do so he must lose his soul. We just saw Mr.West’s Soul on auction. If you listen closely you can hear the tears of our ancestors hit the floor. All I can say is... I’ve reached my limits. This is my stop,I’m officially DONE!!!! 🖕🏽Trump & His Lil Cookie Boy. #USorELSE✊🏽

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress Chelsea Peretti declared the meeting "hell on earth" on Twitter.

Talk show host Chelsea Handler also took to social media to call out West for saying that Trump was a father figure to him.

"Kanye West says he thinks of Trump as a father," she wrote. "Guess who doesn’t think of Kanye as a son?"

Actor Sinbad also expressed criticism over Twitter.

"If this is where Kanye wants to be, then let him be there. Quit trying to explain Kanye to us. He’s doing a pretty good job of telling us who he is and where he wants to be," he wrote on the social media platform. "Hmmmm is this where the Kardashian’s stand also. Their time might be up also. Just saying !!!"

The meeting with Trump comes after West took to the Saturday Night Live stage to praise the POTUS and all for an end to the 13th amendment, which abolished slavery. That message was also met with criticism from stars like Pete Davidson, Chris Evans, and Lana Del Rey.

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