Last week (October 11), West met Trump in the White House’s Oval Office to discuss his support for the president. The rapper wore a “Make America Great Again” cap as he spoke in front of the press.
During the surreal meeting, West suggested that Trump should fly on the ‘iPlane 1’, instead of the current Air Force One, a Boeing VC-25AS aircraft.
“I brought a gift with me right here,” West told Trump as he presented his phone containing a prototype of the plane.
“This right here is the iPlane 1. It’s a hydrogen-powered airplane and this is what our president should by flying in.”
Following the meeting, the designer of the concept, Shabtai Hirshberg, told The Verge that Kanye’s words “completely caught [him] by surprise”.
The original design was posted back in 2012 and is called ‘Aerocruiser’. It was created as part of the Detroit-based designer’s master’s degree, with the project titled, “Redesign of a Commercial Aircraft for 2030”.
Hirshberg added that while Apple is not involved at this stage, he is currently working on a smaller version of the craft.