An entire historical past of Kanye West and Elon Musk’s bromance

As if 2020 couldn’t get any extra unpredictable, Kanye West introduced he’s operating for president — with the “full assist” of his shut pal, Elon Musk.

The duo made their bromance official on Twitter final week when West posted an image of each of them carrying coordinating outfits.

Whereas stunning to the informal follower, Musk and West go means again. Lengthy earlier than the pair, recognized individually for his or her eccentric personalities and surprising enterprise endeavors, made their bond public within the Twitterverse this month, the 2 have been hyping one another’s type, success and decision-making. Right here’s a glance again at their mutual adoration.

2011: The very starting

Fashionable Notoriety shared two photographs facet by facet on Twitter, one in every of West and Musk in 2011, and the opposite photograph from final week. Whereas practically a decade has handed for the reason that unique photograph was taken, their type, poses for footage and friendship has not modified.

“Hell of a decade,” Musk replied to the tweet, referencing the previous 10 years of reward for one another.

2015: An ode to West’s character and genius

Whereas final week might look like the primary time the 2 have expressed admiration for each other, Musk wrote an ode to West’s thought course of and creativity for Time’s 100 problem in 2015.

“Kanye does suppose. Continuously. About the whole lot. And he needs all people else to do the identical: to have interaction, query, push boundaries,” wrote the famend CEO, including that West’s tenacity and self-confidence resulted in his nice success.

George Lucas, Kanye West and Elon Musk at the Time 100 Gala in 2015.
George Lucas, Kanye West and Elon Musk on the Time 100 Gala in 2015.Getty Photographs for TIME/Kevin Mazur

2018: Making it official

Years earlier than they grew to become the punchlines of web memes, the 2 supported one another’s genius from afar.

Not solely did Musk say West conjures up him at a SXSW Q&A, however in the identical 12 months, West returned the compliments. He tweeted that he cherished his new Tesla, thanking Musk for his invention, and later defended the corporate’s CEO throughout a rant in an artwork college classroom.

2020: Musk endorses West’s presidential desires

West is lastly pursuing a profession within the White Home, 5 years after telling Vainness Honest about his lofty political ambitions. The announcement made on July four was accompanied by an outpouring of assist, by none apart from Musk.

After years of those interactions, West may in all probability name himself a “Musketeer” — a die-hard Musk fan — along with his unabashed obsession with the Tesla firm and its CEO. And the sensation is mutual on Musk’s facet — regardless that West’s cult-like following doesn’t have as catchy a reputation.

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