Hip-hop star and independent presidential candidate Kanye West was put off by some of his interviews with the New York Times, the reporters covering him divulged Wednesday.
The reporting came from Danny Hakim and Maggie Haberman, who engaged in calls and texts with the billionaire rapper beginning in mid-August, when the two first reported about his meeting with President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
At the time, West was upset with the reporting and had tweeted, “I’m willing to do a live interview with the New York Time [sic] about my meeting with Jared.”
Kushner and West have defended their friendship and that infamous meeting, with Kushner telling Fox News last month, “Unlike others, I’m able to keep friendships across the aisle.”
West also still appears to support Kushner’s work for the Trump administration, tweeting on Tuesday, “Jared Kushner will have done more for peace in the Middle East than anyone in 30 years,” alongside a news