A story claiming Kanye West “would love” to be at the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un is made-up. It comes from a website Gossip Cop has already exposed for peddling a number of wrong reports about the rapper and the president. Now we can bust this latest one.
HollywoodLife is purporting to have “exclusive details” on how West “wants a seat” at the meeting between Trump and the North Korean dictator. A so-called “source” is quoted as saying, “Kanye would love to be at the summit with Trump and Kim Jong Un to provide a few ideas to both of them on a mission of progress because he honestly has great plans for both of them.” Oddly, this tale was only posted less than two hours before the sit-down was scheduled to start.
Obviously, at that point, West couldn’t possibly make the trip to Singapore, the location of the summit, given that a nonstop flight from California takes a minimum of 16 hours. In fact, last year it was revealed that the direct United flight, from LAX to Singapore, is the “longest nonstop service” offered from the U.S. distance-wise. That makes it, on a practical level, purely illogical for the site’s supposed snitch to babble on on this short notice about how West “would like to grab their ears on the ideas he has,” and views the historic event as a “very important thing to take part in his future political goals.” He couldn’t possibly be there logistically-speaking.
It’s only after citing its alleged tipster at length and ignoring the implausibility of West making such a trip at this time that the blog finally acknowledges it’s “very unlikely” West would be able to get into the meeting. The reason given? “It’s closed door.” Of course, it’s been known pretty much all along that Trump and Kim’s meet-up would be private. That just makes the premise of this narrative even more laughable, and is further evidence that it was manufactured.
And what was the Grammy winner doing as the summit was about to kick off and after it got underway? West was posting on Twitter about his new album. He made no mention of Trump, Kim or the meeting, even as “#TrumpKimSummit” was a trending topic. Clearly he’s not fixated on the meeting as the website wants readers to believe. It was only a couple of weeks ago that Gossip Cop reminded readers how HollywoodLies, as the site is nicknamed for its tendency to make-up stories, has spread a number of wrong rumors about West and Trump. Now it seems there’s another to add to the list.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.