WATCH: Kanye West Gives Lewis Hamilton a Big Compliment

Published 02/07/2021, 7:40 AM EST
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason/Pool/File Photo


Lewis Hamilton has, time and again, proved that he is one of the greatest drivers in the history of Formula 1. However, racing isn’t all the Briton is good at. While speaking at the School of Art Institute, Chicago, Kanye West pointed out champions’ another skill; he complimented the Mercedes driver on his musical skills.

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Hamilton was over at West’s house for an Easter brunch, along with the rest of the latter’s friends and family. The pair started jamming to some music in the Grammy winner’s studio, and according to him, the seven-time world champion took everyone aback  with his musical talents.

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“He’s [Lewis Hamilton] playing music and everybody’s like, what is this music?” Kanye recalled everyone asking. “It’s Lewis Hamilton’s music,” replied the musician, and he pointed out everyone’s surprise at Hamilton’s skills.

“It’s good, it’s really really good,” Kanye concluded.

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Lewis Hamilton claims all is calm with Mercedes

The never-ending contract saga between Mercedes and Hamilton began towards the end of the 2020 F1 season. Toto Wolff had clarified that they are looking to sign a new deal before the end of the year; however, it’s been over five weeks now and we are yet to see a final announcement on the contract.

In the latest update, Craig Slater explained the current position of both Hamilton and Mercedes with regards to the new deal. “All is quiet still on the Sir Lewis Hamilton contract front but I can report that all is calm at Mercedes regarding that new contract.”

“They understand that while there isn’t confirmation, the longer this drags on, the more speculation there will be. They say they are going to live with that,” he said.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning a 7th F1 World Drivers Championship on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

With recent speculations stating that there is a possibility of a two-year contract, the F1 community is eagerly waiting for a final announcement.

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While the most probable outcome is that the contract will be signed soon, Hamilton sure does have the option of moving on to the music industry if the negotiations do not come through!

And given that other drivers like Charles Leclerc have expressed their interest in music, who knows, maybe he can create an F1 band as well!

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If you had your pick of the drivers to create an F1 band, who would you choose?

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Ayush Manjunath

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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