US rapper Kanye West has held a meeting with Donald Trump – with the president-elect saying the pair discussed “life”.

They posed for pictures after the Trump Tower get-together on Tuesday.

The reason for the meeting was not made clear, and neither answered questions on whether West would perform at Mr Trump’s inauguration next month.

Mr Trump said the pair were “just friends”, adding that West – who has recently spent time in hospital – was “a good man”.

Asked why he was not speaking during the photocall, held in the lobby of the tower, West replied: “I just want to take a picture right now.”