Kanye West and Kim Kardashian took time out of their family vacation on Monday to meet with Uganda’s president and present him with a pair of Yeezys.
The famous pair visited the State House in Entebbe for a brief meeting with President Yoweri Museveni and his daughter Diana.
They discussed tourism and promoting Uganda’s arts, the president revealed on Twitter as he shared photographs of their get together and thanked Kanye for his ‘white sneakers’.
Kim and Kanye jetted to the East African Nation over the weekend with their five-year-old daughter North for a vacation in one of the country’s national parks. They are believed to have left their younger children, Saint, two, and Chicago, nine months, at home.
Kim and Kanye met with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday. They have him a pair of Yeezy sneakers, which they both signed
The trio posed for a photograph after signing the shoes and presenting the president with his gift
The Wests have been vacationing in a national park in Uganda. On Monday, the visited the State House in Entebbe to meet with the country’s president
Museveni says he and the American rapper held ‘fruitful discussions’ about promoting tourism and arts
Since then, Kanye has been seen jamming out to local music and performing. He is said to be recording his ninth album, Yandhi, while he is there.
The visit to the State House on Monday comes less than a week after his bombastic, headline-making trip to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump.
President Museveni shared the news that the pair had visited on Twitter
During that meeting, he pounded on the Resolute Desk, said he felt like ‘Superman’ whenever he wore his Make America Great Again Hat and went on a minutes-long rant which left the often garrulous president speechless.
President Yoweri Museveni said they had ‘fruitful discussions’ about promoting tourism and art on Monday.
He took to Twitter after their Monday meeting to thank the famous pair for their visit and wished them a happy trip.
‘I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to Uganda. I held fruitful discussions with the duo on how to promote Uganda’s tourism and the arts.
‘I think Kanye for the gift of white sneakers. Enjoy your time in Uganda. It is the true Pearl of Africa,’ he said.
Also present for the meeting was Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Uganda’s Major General and Senior Adviser to the president, and Museveni’s daughter Diana.
Excited tourism officials see Kim and Kanye’s visit as an endorsement of the country’s tourism
Kanye is pictured with Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Uganda’s Major General and Senior Adviser to the president. The rapper wore a hoodie over a purple baseball cap – having removed his red MAGA hat from earlier in the week
The pair posed for a photograph with Diana Museveni, one of the president’s daughters, afterwards
The meeting took place at the state house in Entebbe on Monday morning.
Kanye put his hood up to be escorted out of the State House by President Museveni after the visit
The famous couple are vacationing in one of Uganda’s National Parks and Kanye is said to be recording music in a tent there.
Excited tourism officials see the visit as an endorsement of the country’s tourism potential.
Uganda’s government has been criticized over its treatment of a local pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker, Bobi Wine, who alleges torture by security forces. The government denies it.
Over the weekend, Kanye – who has changed his name to ‘Ye’ – live streamed himself performing songs from his new album.
It was a surprise for fans and marked his return to social media after a hiatus.
In the videos he shared, Kim and North are seen on a couch inside a dome while assistants and others fuss around Kanye and help him set up the video.
In other footage, Kanye went for a run with five-year-old North on his shoulders.
The couple are staying at the Chobe Safari Lodge with their five-year-old daughter North (seen left with Kim over the weekend). Kanye is in Uganda to record his ninth album, Yandhi. He is seen (right) listening to another artist over the weekend
Busy week: On Thursday, Kanye met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. It was a bizarre summit which saw the rapper rant about prison reform and even left the often garrulous president speechless