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Kanye West reveals why he went to see Donald Trump

Kanye West's visit to Trump Tower today was quick and cordial, with both the recording artist and President-elect Donald Trump characterizing it as a pleasant catch-up between friends.

Kanye didn't say much as reporters caught up with him at what's essentially become the pre-White House North, but later revealed why he went:

Kanye recently told an audience that did not vote in the recent presidential election but would have voted for Trump if he had.

Concertgoers captured the crowd’s reaction .

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Kanye also recently canceled the remaining 21 dates of his Saint Pablo Tour, which was to include a Dec. 8 show at Philips Arena.  He played a sold-out show at Philips in September and then added an  encore date in October.

Trump hasn't yet tweeted about Tuesday's brief encounter with Kanye.

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