Over the weekend a wide-ranging Elon Musk interview with The New York Times was published. As you can tell from your built in powers of intuition (and also the headline) one of the topics that came up was Kanye West’s current presidential campaign.
Specifically, Musk thinks the time for Kanye’s run would be better suited for 2024.
“I’ve done my best to convince him that 2024 would be better than 2020,” Musk said to the publication, with him goingon to explain that he wouldn’t want for allegations thrown West’s way to accuse him of splitting the Black vote with Joe Biden.
Note that, when West first tweeted he was running for president on July 4, Musk quickly told him that “You have my full support!” A week-and-a-half after that Musk said he still backed the rapper’s bid. He also added, at that time, that he thought 2024 would be a better year for West to run.
In the same Sunday interview with The Times, Musk said he’s known West for “at least” a decade, and added that he contacted the rapper for a check-in after Kanye publicly alleged (via Twitter) that wife Kim Kardashian had sent a doctor to Wyoming to lock him up.
“When he was about a third of the way through the tweet rampage, just to see if he was doing OK, I sent him a text saying, you know, just checking on you, a lot of people are worried, just wondering if you’re OK,” said Musk. “And he called me back and he actually seemed fine. He video FaceTimed me and he was in Wyoming with a bunch of friends. He seemed fine on the call. But it sounds like things are, you know, not fine. There seem to be a lot of issues.”