Local take on Kanye West's visit to the Oval Office

Kanye West went to the white house to talk about ending violence in his home town of Chicago and creating jobs while providing an awkward defense of the commander in chief.

"What I need SNL to improve on or what I need the liberals to improve on is if he don't look good, we don't look good! This is our President," said West.

FOX 29's Dave Kinchen talked to some people in Philadelphia about what they thought of the meeting. Many were not impressed.

"I don't really understand how Kanye West is an expert on solving crimes or policy, no offense to him he's lovely and talented," said one woman.

"The opinions of Kanye West doesn't matter to me," said another man.

"It's kind of like, I miss the old Kanye," said K-Fox.

K-Fox co-hosts "The Quincy Harris morning show" on 100.3 WTNB and says Kanye's support for Trump has caused significant division in the black community.

"We've been having this debate, are we done with Kanye? Do we accept him back? It's kind of like you want to hear what he has to say but what, is this for the betterment of our people? You don't know where he's going with this," said K-Fox.

Then there's others who say Kanye has a right to his views just like anyone else.

"Kanye West can make his own decision and I think it's a form of plantation servitude to basically say despicable things about him," said another local resident.