The pair was joined by Public Relations rep Ronn Torossian and Israeli judo champ Or Sassoon. Sources report that mayoral candidate Eric Adams was also supposed to meet with the group, but was otherwise occupied.
Cohen declined to comment on their discussion, but did defend West for wearing a strange plastic mask.
“The purpose [of the mask] was so that people would not recognize him,” Cohen explained. “The first 10 minutes we sat down, he was mobbed by people… who wanted photos, and to say hello. So he put on this mask to give him some anonymity, which interestingly enough, did not really work.”
While it is unclear what they discussed, this is the second time the pair has been spotted meeting in public.
Page Six reported that Cohen and West met in the same spot nearly three weeks ago, again with no explanation as to why they had met.
These meetings have spurred surprise and confused reactions due to their seemingly opposing opinions on former president Trump; however, their political alignment may not be so far off anymore.
Kanye West renounced his endorsement of Trump when his campaign under the “Birthday Party” began in July of 2020.
In an exclusive interview with Forbes magazine West stated “I’m taking the red hat off,” explaining that he previously supported Trump to unite the black vote, as well as supporting his Christian faith.
There has been some speculation that West has been working with Cohen to feel out a potential 2024 presidential run. These rumors are unconfirmed, though in the same Forbes interview, West mentioned that it was a possibility:
“Let’s see if the appointing is at 2020 or if it’s 2024—because God appoints the president,” West said. “If I win in 2024 then that was God’s appointment.”