Elon Musk says that Kanye West is the person who inspires it.
The investor and business man was talking in the context of a question and answer session at South by South West (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.
He was asked: “everyone in this room is inspired by you, who are you inspired?”
“Well, Kanye West, obviously,” he said, adding that the dancer Fred Astaire to the list, saying: “you should see my dance moves”.
“I do love Fred Astaire, he is incredible. If you haven’t seen his films, they are extraordinary.”
This is not the first time that the ceo of Space X and Tesla has praised Kanye West.
In 2015, he wrote about Kanye for Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people.
“Kanye is the belief in himself and his incredible tenacity – he performed his first single with his jaw wired shut – got him to where he is today. And he fought for his place in the pantheon cultural with a purpose.
“Now that he’s a pop-culture juggernaut, he has the platform to achieve this. He has no fear of being judged or ridiculed in the process. Kanye has been playing the long game all along, and we are only just beginning to see why.”
As well as being a performer and producer, Kanye launched his own clothing line in 2006.
He released his first Adidas Yeezy Boosts in 2015 and they sold out in less than 10 minutes.
Elon Musk founded Paypal, electric car company Tesla, SpaceX and Falcon Heavy – the most powerful rocket on earth.
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He says that the fuse is a stepping stone to Mars and told the audience at SXSW that he hopes to run test flights of its spacecraft to Mars next year.
“I think we’re going to be able to make short flights, to the top and bottom of flights, a certain amount of time in the first half of next year.”
Although he did laugh about the time frame, saying: “Sometimes, my periods are a little… you know.”
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