Elon Musk, the tech mogul with a complex history with Kanye West, has offered a witty response to being name-dropped in Ye’s latest track, “Carnival,” featured on the Vultures 1 album, a collaboration with Ty Dolla Sign.
In a rare tweet, Kanye shared a snippet of the song, in which he opens his verse with the lines, “This that Game of Thrones, Yeezy, not the clones / Elon, where my rocket ship? It’s time to go home.”
The track also features Rich the Kid and Playboi Carti.
Musk, known for his humor on social media, replied to Ye’s tweet with a clever nod to Nicki Minaj’s hit song “Starships,” quipping, “Starship were meant to fly and our next one launches in about 3 weeks, but I recommend waiting for a few more test flights before hopping on board,” while directly tagging Nicki Minaj.
Acknowledging the ongoing testing phase of his spacecraft company SpaceX, Musk advised caution, especially after the setbacks experienced in previous test flights, which resulted in explosions shortly after takeoff.
Given the circumstances, Musk suggested that Kanye might want to hold off on boarding a SpaceX ship for now.
While Kanye’s verse in “Carnival” extends beyond the mention of Musk, delving into references to R. Kelly, Bill Cosby, Diddy, and notably, Taylor Swift, it’s Musk’s playful response that has garnered attention on social media.
The first volume of the Vultures album, dropped last week, features a diverse range of collaborators, from Kanye’s frequent associates like Playboi Carti and Travis Scott, to new collaborators such as Freddie Gibbs and JPEGMAFIA.