US rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian on Monday paid President Yoweri Museveni a courtesy visit at State House, Entebbe.
They discussed a number of issues many of which revolving around Tourism and Arts.
First son Kainerugaba Muhoozi and First daughter Natasha Museveni were also present.
“I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to Uganda. I held fruitful discussions with the duo on how they can support efforts to promote Uganda’s tourism and the general arts. I thank Kanye West for the gift of white sneakers,” Museveni said.
He added: “Enjoy your time in Uganda. There is no country more beautiful than the Pearl of Africa.”
A fortnight ago, Ye told celebrity news website TMZ that he wanted to travel to “what is known as Africa” to finish his latest album.
He wanted to put “the mic in the open so you can hear nature when we’re recording”.
In the video he posted on Twitter, Ye starts off sitting on a sofa with the Ugandan flag around his shoulders improvising a rap. He then gets up and walks outside and continues performing saying, among other things, “relax your mind, let your conscience be free”.
Meanwhile, Uganda’s tourist industry is using the trip as a way to promote the country.