Rapper Rick Ross claims he avoids Teslas out of concern that the partially driverless vehicles would take him somewhere he does not want to go.
“I won’t rule out owning a smart car, but I’ve never taken a Tesla ride. Never… And the reason is that I’ve always harbored the suspicion that the government might access the car’s computer system, “Ross stated in an Instagram story on Tuesday.
Ross described an imagined scenario of a “agent” driving a Tesla to bring him in for questioning while speaking to someone off camera. “Who is Rick? There, he is. Bring him over for interrogation instead, “Ross spoke while posing as the agent.
Later, according to Consequence of Sound, Ross claimed he thought Teslas would be able to reclaim themselves if their owners fell behind on payments.
Ever though there is no proof that law enforcement or other government authorities have even considered using remote control to operate Teslas