Elon Musk has said he is “obviously” inspired by Kanye West.
The SpaceX and Tesla founder and entrepreneurial icon was talking at SXSW festival in Texas, and was posed the question: “Everyone in this room is inspired by you. Who inspires you?”
Elon replied: “Well, Kanye West, obviously.” Check out some of the best reactions to Musk’s Yeezy shout-out below.
During his surprise appearance, Musk also said: “There are a lot of negative things in the world — a lot of terrible things happening all the time, lots of problems that need to get solved — but life cannot just be about solving one miserable problem after another. There needs to be things that inspire you, that make you glad to wake up in the morning and be part of humanity.
“Earth is the cradle of humanity, but you cannot stay in the cradle forever. I find that incredibly exciting. That makes me excited to be alive, and I hope you all feel the same way.”
Meanwhile, West recently rapped down the phone for a cancer-suffering fan. A Twitter user first tweeted about the story back in January, writing that “This girl in my town had cancer and Kanye called her a couple days ago to rap for her”.
“I think Kim was there too,” the person added. “Wasn’t even blasted on social media or anything. She passed yesterday. I have so much respect for him tho. Making her happy in her last moments.”