Elon Musk Tried His Best To Convince’ Kanye West To Postpone His Presidential Bid To 2024

In an interview with The New York Times on Saturday, July 25, the SpaceX CEO, 49, confirmed he spoke with West, 43, following his outburst on Twitter earlier this week.

As Kanye West continues his 2020 presidential campaign, Elon Musk said, sharing that he tried to change the rapper’s mind and to postpone his run.

 “I’ve known him for at least 10 years, maybe longer,” Tesla ‘s founder told The New York Times of West, 43, in an interview published on Saturday, sharing the pair’s “fairly often.” text.

“I’ve done my best to convince him that 2024 would be better than 2020,” Musk, 49, said.

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West, however, appears to be listening to Musk ‘s advice, tweeting on Saturday afternoon, “I CAN BEAT BIDEN OFF OF WRITE INS #2020VISION.”

In the election, West will face President Donald Trump and a supposed Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Although West has stood firm in his plans to run for the upcoming election, his emotional instability has worried family and friends, especially in recent days following a recent rally, during which he broke down in tears and began shouting as he explained why he was against abortion.

His wife, Kim Kardashian West has recently called for “compassion” for West as had suffered from bipolar disorder, while a source has recently told PEOPLE that he is “struggling again.”

Musk shared similar concern to West in his Times interview, revealing that he had called his friend during a recent “tweet rampage” to check in on him.

“When he was about a third of the way through the tweet rampage, just to see if he was doing OK, I sent him a text saying, you know, just checking on you, a lot of people are worried, just wondering if you’re OK,” he stated. “And he called me back and he actually seemed fine. He video FaceTimed me and he was in Wyoming with a bunch of friends. He seemed fine on the call. But it sounds like things are, you know, not fine. There seem to be a lot of issues.”