During his visit, Kanye decided to hop on a table to share some thoughts on embattled Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who is facing serious allegations of securities fraud.
“Elon Musk? I don’t care who’s over at his house, leave that man the f*ck alone,” Kanye told students at the College for Creative Studies. “Leave that man the f*ck alone.”
Kanye’s mention of Musks’s house was likely a reference to the whole Azealia Banks incident. Earlier this year, Banks claimed she was inside Musk’s residence to work on a joint record with Grimes, who was dating the business magnate at the time. “The Big Big Beat” artist claimed the collaborative track was stalled because Grimes was too busy comforting Musk, who was allegedly upset about his controversial tweet announcing the privatization of Tesla. It’s unclear if Banks’ posts influenced the SEC’s investigation into Musk’s alleged securities fraud; however, in the following month, it was announced that Musk had agreed to step down as Tesla’s chairman and pay a $20 million civil penalty for “misleading” claims about secured funding.
Kanye’s documented parts of his Detroit visit on social media, posting videos taken at One Campus Martius with Quicken Loans founder/chairman Dan Gilbert as well as StockX CEO Josh Luber.
Kanye faced some backlash earlier this week, following his appearance on Saturday Night Live's season premiere. And, no, we're not talking about the delay of his Yandhi album. Shortly after he praised Donald Trump on the SNL stage, he posted a photo of his MAGA hat with a caption that reiterated his support for POTUS's policies as well as abolishing/amending the 13th Amendment.