Elon Musk is a technological genius. Kanye West is a musical genius. And the tech mogul says he is inspired by the music mogul (and likely vice-versa). At a Bloomberg panel at this year’s South By Southwest conference in Austin, TX Elon Musk said as much.
Musk, billionaire founder of companies like SpaceX, Tesla and PayPal, was asked who he’s been inspired by. His response was “Well Kanye West, obviously.” The audience immediately erupted in laughter, but was it REALLY a joke? Maybe…
According to HipHopDX:
Back in 2015, Kanye name-dropped the SpaceX helmsman several times during a speech at Oxford University’s Museum of Natural History.
“I understand that I’m a servant. And with my voice, with my ability to build relationships with amazing people, speak to amazing people. Call Elon Musk out of the blue, or call Obama out of the blue,” Kanye West said.
Check out the clip below:
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) March 11, 2018