Elon Musk Says Kanye Should Wait Until 2024 To Run For President
Elon Musk has decided that he will still be backing Kanye West in his presidential bid despite the pair having 'differences of opinion'.
Referring to the rapper's wide-ranging interview with Forbes, the 49-year-old Tesla boss told Page Six: "Kanye explained afterward some of the reasoning behind why he said what he said. It makes more sense than many people, including me, realised.
"I have not dropped my support for Kanye, although I think 2024 would be better than 2020."
Musk had initially supported Kanye, as the 'Gold Digger' singer announced he would be running in the 2020 election, but later seemed to reconsider.
Announcing the news, West wrote on Twitter: "We must now realise the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States."
Tech entrepreneur Musk seemed to be one of the first people backing the bid and wasted no time in sharing his support, replying to the tweet: "You have my full support!"
However, Musk later seemed to backtrack on this commitment when a Twitter user pointed out that West had indicated he would be an anti-vaccination and anti-abortion president.
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Responding in a tweet that has since been deleted, Musk said: "We may have more differences of opinion than I anticipated."
In 'four rambling hours of interviews' with Forbes, 43-year-old West offered an insight into his issues with the current state of the US.
He said: "They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can't cross the gates of Heaven."
He also voiced opposition to abortions, claiming: "Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil's work."
West added that he would model his approach on Wakanda, the fictional kingdom from Black Panther.
He said: "I don't know if I would use the word 'policy' for the way I would approach things.
"I [didn't] have a policy when I went to Nike and designed Yeezy and went to Louis and designed a Louis Vuitton at the same time. It wasn't a policy, it was a design. We need to innovate the design to be able to free the mind at this time.
"I'm gonna use the framework of Wakanda right now because it's the best explanation of what our design group is going to feel like in the White House."
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