Kanye West Consulted Elon Musk On Plans To Build "Texas Utopia": Report

Elon Musk is reportedly building “a sort of Texas utopia along the Colorado River, where his employees could live and work."

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Over the years, Kanye West expressed his desire to build his own utopian community, which appears to be the same thing that Elon Musk plans on doing in Texas. Per WSJ, Musk acquired 3,500 acres of land just outside of Austin. The SpaceX founder plans on turning the plot of land into “a sort of Texas utopia along the Colorado River, where his employees could live and work” near the facilities for SpaceX and Boring Co. This would reportedly allow Musk to develop his own regulations on the land which would help speed up his plans.

Apparently, Elon Musk consulted Kanye West about building the Texas town. According to WSJ, Ye, and Elon Musk held a meeting in 2022 to discuss these plans. Details surrounding the meeting remain unclear but Ye’s expressed his fondness of Musk’s innovations and vice versa. During a Q&A at SXSW a few years back, Musk named West as a person that inspires him. With that said, it’s no surprise that he would’ve wanted Ye’s thoughts on his Texas town.

Kanye & Elon Musk’s Fall Out

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: George Lucas, Kanye West and Elon Musk attend TIME 100 Gala, TIME's 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TIME)

At this point, it’s unclear when the meeting took place. Kanye West and Elon Musk haven’t necessarily seen eye-to-eye in recent times due to the former’s anti-Semitic comments. Musk suspended Ye from Twitter for posting a swastika on his page in the midst of his hateful 2022 tirade. Musk also said that he “personally wanted to punch” Ye over his spree of anti-Jewish comments that ultimately led to Adidas and GAP parting ways with the artist.

In response to the suspension, Ye questioned whether Elon Musk was a “genetic hybrid” of a Chinese genius and a South African model. “Take a Chinese genius and mate them with a South African super model, and we have an Elon,” he said. “​​I say an Elon because they probably made 10 to 30 Elon’s and he’s the first genetic hybrid that stuck.” We’ll keep you posted on any more details surrounding Ye and Elon Musk’s meeting. Would you live in Elon Musk’s “Texas utopia”? Let us know in the comment section below.  


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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.