How Did Kanye West And Elon Musk Start Their Controversial Friendship?

Elon Musk and Kanye West are thrust into the headlines these days for different reasons. Kanye saw his net worth plummet following his release from Adidas. As for Elon Musk, he’s extremely busy in his own right these days, following the purchase of Twitter. Musk is already getting requests from the likes of Tom Brady… he’ll have his hands full on the new platform.

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In the following, we’ll take a look at Kanye and Elon’s lengthy history. The two have showed love towards one another in the past, we’ll take a look at their relationship history and how it all started between the two.

In addition, we’ll take a look at how Elon reacted to Musk’s recent controversy, and the advice he had for his friend.

Elon Musk And Kanye West Have Showed Public Appreciation For Each Other In The Past

The friendship spans more than a decade and in the past, the two haven’t shied away from their appreciation towards one another. Kanye West took to Twitter, praising both Musk and Tesla. He tweeted out back in 2018, « I really love my Tesla. I’m in the future. Thank you Elon. »

Elon Musk would show the love back when asked, « who are you inspired by? » Musk wasted no time in saying, « Kanye West, obviously. » The answer was met with a roar by the audience on-hand.

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Musk would find himself in a bit of trouble over the relationship and was forced into deleting a tweet. Musk wanted to create his own social media site,

However, he deleted this teaser, given that it showed support towards controversial figures Kanye West, and even Donald Trump. SCMP expanded on this, writing, « The billionaire soon deleted the tweet after widespread criticism of his support for West and Trump, both of whom have been slammed for their recent remarks. »

With Kanye facing huge backlash, it remains to be seen where the friendship is headed. What we do know, is the two have quite the lengthy history.

Elon Musk And Kanye West’s Relationship Started With A SpaceX Tour In 2011

Elon Musk has praised Kanye West in the past for doing his thing and not letting the media control him. However, Musk also agreed that Kanye might’ve gone too far recently. Kanye saw his net worth go from billions, all the way down to $400 million. While Musk remains at a cool $223 billion.

Nonetheless, the two have a lengthy history, which dates all the way back to 2011. The start of their relationship saw Kanye West get an exclusive and private tour of the SpaceX rocket warehouse. The throwback pic of the two went viral back in the day.

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Musk would also praise Kanye for his involvement in the list of Most Influential People, particularly crediting West for pushing boundaries during his rise.

However, as we stated, the friendship went in a different trajectory following West’s controversial comments.

Elon Musk Gave Kanye West Some Advice During His Recent Controversy

West was dropped by Adidas, losing a huge chunk of his fortune from the terminated deal. However, when it comes to his relationship with Musk, it seems like the man behind Tesla instead decided to have a conversation with the artist.

Musk said, “Talked to ye today & expressed my concerns about his recent tweet, which I think he took to heart. »

Fans also questioned that Musk had re-activated his friend back on Twitter. However, Musk finally addressed the rumors, claiming this was done before his takeover.

« Ye’s account was restored by Twitter before the acquisition. They did not consult with or inform me, » he tweeted.

It remains to be seen what the future holds for their friendship.