From there, West discussed prison reform and violence in inner-city Chicago.
The conversation turned to mental health and West said he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but called it a "misdiagnosis".
Kanye, who has broken ranks with much of the left-leaning entertainment industry to support Trump, recently took fire for wearing one of the red baseball caps handed out at the president's raucous "Make America Great Again" rallies. He said the hat given to him by the president was like "a Superman cape".
In an impassioned but sometimes hard to follow 10-minute speech, West talked about the "male energy" of Trump's 2016 campaign, the USA relationship with North Korea and his belief that he was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder.
"It was from the soul, I just channeled it", Mr. West said.
"I hate the way they portray us in the media", West said at the time.
"I hope to run against him someday", Trump told Rolling Stone magazine.
"He's a different kind of guy and that's OK with me".
Fox News notes that "Ray J is a musician who is more known for his role in an infamous 2003 sex tape with West's wife, Kim Kardashian, that was made long before West and Kardashian began their relationship".
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A year later, West visited the then president-elect at Trump Tower in NY in December 2016. He said the bombastic pair discussed "life".
The White House said the discussion would be centered on "urban revitalization, the creation of Opportunity Zones, new workforce training programs, record highs in African-American employment, the creation of manufacturing jobs, ideas from [Trump's] meeting with African-American pastors, potential future clemencies, and addressing the massive violent crime surge in Chicago".
Mr Trump said that "stop-and-frisk works".
"What I need Saturday Night Live to improve on is, if he don't look good, we don't look good", West said.
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He's also locked in an ugly dispute with several black NFL football players who have knelt down during the playing of the USA national anthem to protest racial inequality. He claimed the two shared "dragon energy". "When I say I like Trump, they say 'Oh, but he's racist.' Do you think racism could control me? And I have to and get him free because he was doing positive inside Chicago". It's lovely though! But there's times where, you know, it's something about - I love Hillary.
He also spoke about Hillary Clinton's 2016 election campaign, and feeling alienated by her slogan.
Trump returned the love at a campaign-style rally in MI in April.
When a reporter asked about gun control, Mr. West said, "The problem is illegal guns, not legal guns". Brown, a civil rights leader, has met Trump previously.