"We can empower the pharmaceuticals and make more money," he said.
West also talked about being mistakenly bipolar.
NFL legend Jim Brown was with West. He's a former star running back for the Cleveland Browns who has previously discussed issues facing the African-American community with Trump.
Violence in Chicago is personal to West, who was raised in the Windy City, named his youngest child "Chicago," and recently told a crowd that he is moving back, according to a video obtained by TMZ.
This was West's second meeting with Trump since the 2016 election; he previously visited with the then-President-elect at Trump Tower in December 2016. The two discussed multicultural issues, education and violence in Chicago, West tweeted at the time. Trump told reporters at Trump Tower that the they had been "friends for a long time."
West recently made waves by wearing Trump's signature "Make America Great Again" hat during an appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" and delivering a pro-Trump speech after the show went off the air. He has previously said he would consider a presidential run in the future, and told a crowd in San Jose in 2016 that he didn't vote in the election, but "would have voted for Trump."
The tête-à-tête also comes the same week as West's longtime rival, Taylor Swift, entered the political arena for the first time, encouraging her fans to register to vote and endorsing Tennessee Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen and House candidate Jim Cooper, also a Democrat. It appears at least political bad blood between the bestselling artists remains.