Elon Musk is one of the greatest minds of our generation and is living icon. But the engineer innovator is inspired by one of the most iconic Hip-Hop artists.
During a Q&A at the South by Southwest festival on Saturday, an interviewer asked Musk, “Everyone in this room is inspired by you. Who are you inspired by?”
“Well, Kanye West, obviously,” he replied without any hesitation. The audience immediately blurted into laughter.
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) March 11, 2018
West’s penchant for pushing boundaries and constantly going back to the creative drawing board for Time‘s annual list of influential figures, the Time 100, in 2015, but brought his appreciation into a current focus at a SXSW Q&A on March 11 when he revealed who revs the engine of his metaphorical Tesla.