Kanye West’s ‘iPlane 1’ pitched to Donald Trump is a stolen idea

On Thursday afternoon Kanye West travelled to the White House to sit down with President Donald Trump in what has now become an infamous meeting.

West seemed erratic in his behaviour as he went on to describe his love for Trump, gift him with a custom designed “Make America Great” hat and spewed plans for his fictional hydrogen-powered aeroplane which would be built by Apple.

“I brought a GIF with me right here,’ West during his meeting with Trump before showing an image on his phone. this right here is the iPlane 1. It’s a hydrogen-powered aeroplane and this is what our president should be flying in. We’re going to have Apple, an american company, work on this plane,” he concluded.

Apple have since denied the collaboration.

However, it has since been revealed that West did not come up with the concept, nor did he create the prototype which he presented to Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Instead, the idea was developed by Shabtai Hirshberg as part of his graduate task while attending the College for Creative Studies in Detroit six years ago.

“It all caught me by surprise,” Hirshberg has since said in an interview with CNN. “It’s not every day your designs are presented to the president.”

West, while pitching his idea, said: “If he (Trump) don’t look good, we (America) don’t look good.

“This is our President. He has to be the freshest, the flyest. The flyest planes,” he continued.

Here’s the clip:

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