Kanye Is Hoping Elon Musk Will Launch Him, His Kids and His Music Into Space

Friends Kanye West and Elon Musk have talked about the possibility of a space flight together 6 photos
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As much ridicule as he draws onto himself and his art because of his occasionally erratic and/or offensive behavior, rapper Kanye West is not without powerful friends. One of them is Elon Musk, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO confident humanity will have its first Mars landing within five years.
Strangely, Elon Musk is also the only one of the three billionaires engaged in the so-called “billionaire space race” not to launch himself into space – or, for that matter, not even mention the possibility of such a thing. According to a new report, he’s not ruling it out, especially if his friend Kanye West (Ye, as of late) will tag along for the ride.

Speaking of Ye, he supposedly has big space-related plans. They include not just going there himself, but doing something more than what other rick folks have already done, i.e. just hang tight for the journey to the edge of space, spend a few minutes there in zero gravity, and then come back to earth. He wants to take his kids with him and, hopefully, “make a certain statement” like host an album listening party. When football stadiums are not statement enough, a trip to space will have to do, presumably.

As per the same report, which comes from an unnamed source speaking to HollywoodLife (*insert huge grain of salt here), Kanye and Elon do speak a lot about going to space, both as a team and on their own.

“Kanye and Elon have talked about taking a space flight together – but there has not been discussions on an exact date or exact time to do it,” the tipster shares. “They are friends and talk about everything but they don’t have set plans to go together, although the discussion has been had.”

And while no plan has been laid out yet, the insider says that, when Elon asks Ye if he’d like a trip to space, Ye will be ready. More than that, he will be armed with ideas to “show off his art,” like the aforementioned album listening party.
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Editor's note: Photos in the gallery show the SpaceX rocket Falcon 9.

About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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