Kanye West Is an Inspiration for SpaceX Founder Elon Musk
There's no question that Kanye West has inspired fans, sounds and looks over the years, but it looks like he's also an inspiration to some major business figures. During an interview at SXSW, SpaceX founder Elon Musk lists Yeezy as his biggest inspiration.
While sitting down for an unexpected Q&A at the Austin, Texas conference on March 11, Musk is asked who his biggest inspiration is, to which he names the super producer.
"Well, Kanye West, obviously," he says with a straight face while being met with laughter.
While the audience laughs at the answer, history shows that Musk is definitely serious about naming Kanye as someone who inspires him. In 2015, the product architect of Tesla penned the introduction to the Life of Pablo rapper's placement on TIME's 100 Most Influential list, where he praised `Ye for pushing creative boundaries.
Although he has received his fair share of criticism from the public for some of his unorthodox creativity and public rants, Kanye has never let anyone stop him from sharing his gifts.
This isn't the first time that Elon Musk has shown his praise for hip-hop, as he previously gave Tyler, The Creator a shoutout for showing him support.
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