American rapper Kanye West is once again in the news! After being kicked out of Twitter for the second time in recent months, the 45-year-old rapper has now made some comments about the microblogging platform’s CEO Elon Musk.
West, who now goes by the name Yeh, took to the photo-sharing platform, Instagram, to share his theory on the origin, or intelligence, of Musk.
The rapper asked his 18.4 million followers on Instagram if they too thought Musk might be half Chinese. Well, after many considered it a “dig” against the world’s richest man, the SpaceX chief responded to West’s retweet on Monday, calling it a “compliment.”
West wrote on Instagram, “Am I the only one who thinks Elon might be half Chinese? Have you ever seen pictures of him as a kid? Take a Chinese genius and mix him with a South African supermodel and We have an Elon.” He said “Ellon” because he thinks there were about 30 Ellons before the “first genetic hybrid” was passed on.
West said, “I say Elon because they probably made 10 to 30 Elons and he’s the first genetic hybrid that stuck. Let’s not forget about Obama.”
Monday morning, Musk was asked about West’s comment, to which the Twitter CEO replied, “I take it as a compliment!”
Hours later, West shared a screenshot of Musk’s Twitter reply on his Instagram page with the caption: “It was meant as a compliment to my friend, Obama on the other hand now……”
Kanyewest has been suspended from Twitter for violating the microblogging site’s rules against inciting violence and praising Nazis and Adolf Hitler for his controversial comments on Jews.
On Thursday, a user urged Musk by tweeting, “Musk fix Kanye please.” The 51-year-old replied, “I tried my best. Despite this he again violated our rule of inciting violence. Account will be suspended.” The musician’s Twitter account was suspended almost immediately afterwards.
Not just that, West has also tweeted some anti-Semitic comments in the past, which got him banned on the microblogging platform.