The Republican president has advocated prison reform and said he was open to changes in sentencing guidelines, an issue that divides the Republican Party between "law and order" hardliners and moderates.
West even touched on how he was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder.
West even showed the United States president a gif on his phone in apparent support of his pitch.
"It was from the soul", West replied.
The President then reportedly said after Kanye's speech, "He can speak for me any time he wants. he's a smart cookie". "I love this guy", he said.
West isn't the only one in his family to meet with the president over political issues.
West did touch on criminal justice reform, the primary topic he came to the White House to address.
When his monologue was finally finished, it was Trump's turn to say something.
A year later, West visited the then president-elect at Trump Tower in NY in December 2016.
"We get caught up over the idea of racism, over the idea of industry", he said, calling for more black Americans to have "ownership" of their society.
The rapper was originally invited to lunch with the president, former National Football League star Jim Brown and Jared Kushner to discuss prison reform, manufacturing, and gang violence. Later on, when he was asked about characterizations of the president as racist, West said, "As black people we have to take responsibility for what we're doing".
West also discussed clemency for Larry Hoover, who is serving life in prison in a Supermax facility, calling him a "beacon" and "a living statue".
West argued that Trump deserved more respect, saying: "if he don't look good, we don't look good".
Referring to a prisoner whose case he is raising with the president, West said, "Really, the reason why they imprisoned him is because he started doing positive for the community". You better play 4D chess with me.
Trump not only relies on a heavily white political base but is locked in an ugly dispute with several black NFL football players who have knelt down during the playing of the United States national anthem to protest racial inequality. He claimed the two shared "dragon energy". Spectators at the show included Trump's son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner, former National Football League star Jim Brown and the attorney for a gang leader serving time in federal prison. I'm meeting him Wednesday night for dinner. It's attractive though! But there's times where, you know, it's something about - I love Hillary.
The 41-year-old music star also mused about why Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election in 2016. "That's a very important thing he's done for his legacy".
With Kanye, or "Ye" as he would prefer to be called, was former National Football League player Jim Brown.