Elon Musk asked Kanye West to delay presidential campaign to 2024

Elon Musk asked Kanye West to delay presidential campaign to 2024
Kanye West said he would make Elon Musk ‘head of space program’ if he was elected as president (Picture: @kanyewest)

Elon Musk has revealed how he begged Kanye West to delay his presidential election campaign to 2024 after growing concerned about the rapper’s recent antics. 

The Stronger rapper has displayed concerning behaviour in recent weeks, including tweeting that he wanted to divorce his wife Kim Kardashian and revealing that they considered aborting their eldest child North. 

Kanye, 43, even hosted his first presidential campaign rally in South Carolina after announcing his plans to run for US president ahead of the November elections, but his good pal Elon has urged the musician to rethink his political ambitions for now. 

Speaking to The New York Times, Elon revealed: ‘I’ve done my best to convince him that 2024 would be better than 2020. 

‘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”.’ 

Elon, 49, added: ‘He seemed fine on the call. But it sounds like things are, you know, not fine. There seem to be a lot of issues.’ 

Elon said Kanye has his ‘full support’ (Picture: @kanyewest)

After announcing his campaign plans, Kanye revealed he planned on giving SpaceX boss Elon a spot in his administration as ‘head of our space program’. 

The billionaire businessman has perhaps been Kanye’s most outspoken cheerleader and tweeted that the rapper has his ‘full support’ in his presidential campaign. 

The pair are thought to be close friends and the Gold Digger rapper paid the entrepreneur a visit at his home just weeks ago. 

Kanye hopes to get into the White House this year (Picture: Rex)

Kanye, who has been staying at his ranch in Wyoming, has seemed unsure of whether to go ahead with the presidential campaign in recent days. 

At first, the Grammy-winner suggested he was considering quitting the race as he didn’t want to compete with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden over the ‘black vote’. 

‘#2020VISION or maybe ‘24… I guess all black people supposed to vote on Biden? Y’all want me to run on nah??? [sic]’ he tweeted. 

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However, he then found a sense of confidence when he later told his Twitter followers: ‘I will beat Biden off of write ins #2020VISION.’ 

Aside from his political career, Kanye’s personal life has been scrutinised with fears that his marriage to wife Kim could be in trouble after he disclosed personal information about their relationship. 

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