Elon Musk has claimed that he attempted to convince Kanye West to postpone his presidential campaign until 2024.
The rapper held his first presidential rally recently in Charleston, an event which saw West discuss theology, homelessness, corporate power, and have a long debate with an audience member about abortion.
In a previous conversation with Forbes about his political plans, West said: “When the conversation turned to his proposed Presidential run, God just gave me the clarity and said it’s time,” as an explanation for his decision. “You know I was out there, ended up in the hospital, people were calling me crazy. I’m not crazy.”
“I’ve done my best to convince him that 2024 would be better than 2020,” Musk said in an interview with The New York Times published over the weekend.
After the events that happened last week in Charleston, Musk revealed that he reached out to the rapper to check in on him amid serious concerns about his mental health.
“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’,” Musk said.
“He seemed fine on the call. But it sounds like things are, you know, not fine. There seem to be a lot of issues.”