- Kanye West hopped on a table while visiting Detroit’s College for Creative Studies on Tuesday and demanded that people leave Elon Musk “the f**k alone.”
- West appeared to be addressing Musk’s recent legal troubles with the SEC – the Tesla CEO was forced to pay a $US20 million fine and step down as Tesla’s chairman for at least three years as part of a settlement, though he’ll remain CEO.
- A brief clip of the incident was recorded by a student in the classroom and posted on Twitter.
Kanye West’s soapbox took the form of a classroom table, as he pleaded with his audience of art students to go easy on Tesla CEO Elon Musk. A brief clip of the incident was recorded by a student and posted on Twitter.
During a visit to Detroit’s College for Creative Studies on Tuesday, the notorious rapper and designer hopped on a table and yelled that people need to “leave that man the f**k alone, I don’t care who’s over at his house, leave that man the f**k alone.”
kanye really came to our little art school and told us to leave elon musk alone pic.twitter.com/Y9ujjprUNS
— josh ???? (@jkhtweets) October 2, 2018
When he wasn’t on the table, West spent his time at the college looking through various student projects, according to posts on social media.
— ye (@kanyewest) October 2, 2018
West appeared to be referencing Musk’s recent legal troubles with the SEC – as part of a settlement stemming from a fraud investigation, Musk was forced to pay a $US20 million fine and step down as Tesla’s chairman for at least three years. The investigation began after Musk tweeted that he had “funding secured” to take Tesla private at $US420 per share, after which Tesla’s stock jumped more than 6 per cent.
The reference to “who’s over at his house” is likely a reference to rapper Azealia Banks, who became intertwined in the saga when she claimed that she was in Musk’s home while he was “scrounging for investors” for the take-private deal that he had indicated was all but finalised.
This isn’t the only strange behaviour that’s landed West in the news lately, however – in the past few weeks alone he’s created headlines by saying the 13th amendment, which banned slavery, should be abolished; showing off a custom-made “Make America Great Again” hat; and going on a pro-Trump rant while at the Saturday Night Live studios.
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