Elon Musk Reconsiders Support For Kanye West's Presidential Bid
The rapper announced his intention to run in the 2020 election at the weekend in a tweet that read: "We must now realize 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 - who was pictured hanging out with West last week - wasted no time in backing him, replying to the tweet: "You have my full support!"
However, Musk 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.
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 what the US might look like under his presidency.
He indicated he is 'extremely cautious' about a coronavirus vaccine, describing vaccines as 'the mark of the beast'.
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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."
With all of this being said, West hasn't yet made any of the necessary steps to run for president this year and says he'll make a final decision on whether to run in the next 30 days - but he may well miss the deadline for inclusion in many states.
He said: "Let's see if the appointing is at 2020 or if it's 2024 - because God appoints the president.
"If I win in 2020 then it was God's appointment. If I win in 2024 then that was God's appointment."
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Kanye West