Kanye Says Trump Freed Alice Johnson for Him and Insulted Kim Kardashian

Kanye West and former President Donald Trump had a lot to talk about when, according to the iconic rapper, he visited Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort to discuss a possible 2024 campaign together.

On Thursday, West posted a video on Twitter of himself in a one-sided interview detailing his conversation with the former president. West said he visited Mar-a-Lago to ask Trump to be his 2024 presidential running mate. According to West, the two shared an array of conversation topics, varying widely, from West claiming far-right conservative Nick Fuentes was a "loyalist" to Trump's pardoning of former federal prisoner Alice Johnson.

The video is one of three cryptic messages West posted Thanksgiving night to his newly reinstated Twitter account.

At one point during the first video, West said Trump freed Johnson for him instead of for West's ex-wife Kim Kardashian. Johnson is a former federal prisoner who had been convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole for her involvement in a cocaine-trafficking organization. Kardashian, who shares four children with West, involved herself in Johnson's case in 2018 to persuade Trump to grant Johnson clemency, according to a HuffPost article. Trump pardoned Johnson in 2020.

"He goes into this story about all that he went through to get Alice Johnson out of jail and how he didn't do it for Kim," West said. "He did it for me."

Kanye West and Donald Trump embrace
Rapper and producer Kanye West embraces then-President Donald Trump in the White House's Oval Office on October 11, 2018. West said he recently visited the former president at his Mar-a-Lago resort to ask him to be West's 2024 presidential running mate. Ron Sachs/Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images

West added that Trump went on to insult Kardashian, advising West to tell Kardashian what he said about her.

"I was thinking like, that's the mother of my children," West said.

Other topics of conversation, according to West, included Trump screaming at him that West was going to lose his presidential campaign.

"I'm like, hold on, Trump," West said. "You're talking to Ye."

The video has been viewed almost 730,000 times. It is uncertain when a meeting between the two at Mar-a-Lago occurred, but West, who now goes by Ye, teased the meeting in a Twitter poll he posted to his account on Tuesday.

"What you guys think his response was when I asked him to be my running mate in 2024?" he posted.

The video is one of three West posted on Thanksgiving night with the caption #ye24, alluding to the rapper's recently announced 2024 presidential run.

The other videos include an October clip of conservative Fox News television personality Tucker Carlson speaking about the controversial "White Lives Matter" shirt that West wore at a Paris fashion show and a series of news clips about Adidas severing ties with West and reporting on his antisemitic comments.