Guns N’ Roses rock star elbows Kanye West after Trump meeting: ‘Not gonna solve anything in Chicago or anywhere else with any of that attention seeking nonsense’

Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose.

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Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose.
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  • Axl Rose, lead singer of the legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses, called Kanye West’s meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday a “joke.”
  • Rose has long been opposed to Trump’s politics, tweeting in September, “We don’t have a president.”
  • Kanye’s meeting with the president included a 10-minute speech in which the 41-year-old rapper mused about several topics and then gave Trump a hug.

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose called Kanye West’s meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump on Thursday “attention seeking” and “a joke.”

Officially, West was in Trump’s neighborhood to discuss potential job opportunities for former prisoners, gang violence in the rapper’s hometown of Chicago, and bringing more manufacturing jobs to the Windy City.

“Not gonna solve anything in Chicago or anywhere else with any of that attention seeking nonsense,” Rose said.

Rose joined others who had harsh words for West on Thursday. CNN host Don Lemon called the televised encounter “embarrassing” and said “Kanye’s mother is rolling over in her grave.”

In a 10-minute speech across from the president, West mused about several topics and then gave Trump a hug.

Rose and West appear to be on the completely different ends of the political spectrum. In reference to Trump’s public rebukes of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Rose tweeted in September, “Trump rips into Jeff Sessions: ‘I don’t have an Attorney General’ And we don’t have a President.”

Meanwhile, West has been steadfast about his support of the president. The artist wore one of Trump’s Make America Great Again hats during a recent performance on “Saturday Night Live.”