Kanye West accepts the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award onstage for the duration of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Aug. 30, 2015 in Los Angeles.
Elon Musk can be an innovator and icon for numerous South by means of Southwest competition attendees, but the engineer and tech magnate made it clear who he turns to for concept — and it’s one of the exceptional inside the rap game.
Musk has been publicly making a song Kanye West’s praises for years: He gushed approximately West’s penchant for pushing boundaries and constantly going returned to the creative drawing board for Time’s annual list of influential figures, the Time a hundred, in 2015, but brought his appreciation right into a current consciousness at a SXSW Q&A on March eleven when he discovered who revs the engine of his metaphorical Tesla.
Who inspires Elon Musk? “Kanye West, obviously. And Fred Astaire. You should see my dance moves."
— Natalie Jarvey (@natjarv) March 11, 2018
The Q&A comes after Musk’s surprising cameo (or, technically, his crashing) of HBO’s Westworld panel on March 10, in which he discussed the sci-fi display’s subject matters at the same time as ruminating on inspiration and why it is so vital to stability out “the bad matters inside the global.”
Clearly, notion became on Musk’s mind, and SXSW changed into an all too appropriate area for him to throw credit toward one in all his leader motivators.