Rapper Kanye West. Picture: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Charlamagne Tha God announced that he has postponed his TimesTalk with the rapper - who has previously opened up about his battle with mental health - as he thought having a conversation with the 41-year-old musician wouldn't "be productive". 

Charlamagne wrote on social media: "Normalizing being mentally healthy is a conversation that I really wanted to have with Kanye because he's been so vocal about his own mental health struggles. Unfortunately, I think to have that conversation with him right now would not be productive and a total distraction from the point of the convo which is to eradicate the stigma of mental health especially in the black community (sic)" 

The decision to cancel the talk - scheduled for Wednesday - comes a couple of days after Kayne, who is married to Kim Kardashian West, met with President Donald Trump at the White House, wearing a hat emblazoned with Trump's slogan 'Make America Great Again'. 

Explaining why he wore the controversial hat during his visit, Kanye said: "You know, they tried to scare me to not wear this hat - my own friends. But this hat, it gives me - it gives me power, in a way. You know, my dad and my mom separated, so I didn't have a lot of male energy in my home. And also, I'm married to a family that - you know, not a lot of male energy going on.

"It's beautiful, though, but there's times where, you know, there's something about-- you know, I love Hillary [Clinton]. I love everyone, right? But the campaign 'I'm with her' just didn't make me feel, as a guy, that didn't get to my dad all the time - like a guy that could play catch with his son."