Rapper Kanye West arrived at Trump Tower in New York City on Tuesday morning and after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, the pair emerged from the golden elevators and briefly talked to reporters while cheesing it up for the cameras. And yes, Kanye was smiling.

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West's meeting with Donald Trump has fueled rumors that he may be performing at the inaugural ball in January and although the President-elect and the rapper didn't deny the possibility, Trump stated that they had been "friends for a long time" and spent time in his 26th-floor office "discussing life."

Kanye nodded ever so slightly when reporters asked if he would perform at the Presidential Inauguration on January 20 and Trump grinned, patted Kanye's back, and told the rapper, "I'll see you soon, alright?"

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According to Metro UK, a number of music artists have made it clear that they will not perform at Trump's inauguration or the inaugural ball including Elton John and the Rolling Stones.

Kanye West meets with Donald Trump at Trump Tower - factmag.com
Kanye West meets with Donald Trump at Trump Tower - factmag.com

It wouldn't be a shocker to see Kanye West take the gig — after all, he's been outspoken about his support for Donald Trump and has hinted about running for president in 2020.

Back in November, Kanye West made it clear during a performance in San Jose, California that he had not voted and two days later he told the audience at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento that if he did vote, he would have voted for Trump.

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According to the New York Times, Kanye told fans that issues including Black Lives Matter and women’s rights were very important to him, but went on to praise Trump, stating that the President-elect's “method of communication” is "very futuristic."

Trump team offering big bucks to inauguration day performers

The Wrap reports that Trump’s transition team may be offering “six to seven-figure” fees to get big name celebrities to perform at the inaugural festivities.

In addition to the possibility that Kanye will make an appearance, the NY Post states Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has been "personally approached" by President-elect Trump to sing at his inauguration.

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