Elon Musk said on Monday that he spoke to Kanye West about the rapper’s tweet threatening to go to “Death Con 3” on Jews and his view on the conversation angered many on Twitter.
“Spoke to you today and expressed my concerns about your recent tweet, which I think he took to heart,” Musk wrote on stage after welcoming his “friend” to Twitter.
West, who has legally changed his name to Ye, has been going through a period of controversial antics, but his hateful message garnered the most attention.
“I’m getting some sleep tonight, but when I wake up I’m going to starve 3 Jewish people,” he wrote in a now-deleted tweet. “The funny thing is I can’t really be anti-Semitic because black people are actually Jewish too, you guys have messed with me and tried to blackball anyone who opposes your agenda”
Musk’s father’s reaction to the serious nature of Ye’s words did not propel the “richest man in the world” to the level he has. People called him out with sarcasm.
One Twitter user said, “Spoke to Hitler today and expressed concern about his recent Kristallnacht, and he took it to heart.”
Talked to ye today & expressed my concerns about his recent tweet, which I think he took to heart
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 11, 2022