He wore a white suit, she wore a Tesla choker
Grimes was at the Met Gala last night, and she turned up with a surprising guest – billionaire capitalist and SpaceX founder Elon Musk.
Musk appeared on the red carpet wearing a white jacket and Tesla pin, while Grimes wore a black dress with a Tesla choker(!). According to Us Weekly, the pair designed the dress together “over dinner” then commissioned a team to make it.
A few hours before the event, Page Six reported that Grimes and Musk have been “quietly dating” for a month, having met online over a niche, nerdy joke. Musk had planned to tweet a pun about ‘Roko’s Basilisk’ (a thought experiment considering a future where AI overlords torture mankind eternally) mashed up with the word ‘Rococo’ (the ornate baroque art style).
May 7, 2018
Best music video art I’ve seen in a while https://t.co/F2E4zDZMyM— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 31, 2018
As it turned out, Grimes had made the joke three years earlier with her character Rococo Basilisk, who appears in the video for “Flesh Without Blood”. According to Page Six, Musk reached out to Grimes after seeing the video, and she responded by saying it was the first time anyone had got the joke. Last night, seemingly in anticipation of the report, Musk finally tweeted the joke out to his followers.
Earlier this year Musk tweeted out a Grimes video, calling it the “best music video art I’ve seen in a while.”
Naturally, the unlikely pairing led to some funny reponses on Twitter. Check out some of the reactions below.
is the grimes x elon musk dating story part of the marketing for Age Of— locke screene (@jacquesgreene) May 8, 2018
May 8, 2018
unfortunate that the first person i'm seeing irl after finding out about grimes and elon musk dating is my therapist, who doesn't know who either of these people are but is about to get an earful— maya kosoff (@mekosoff) May 7, 2018
Can’t believe Grimes is dating the guy who owns Tesla instead of dating me, the guy who got a $3000 insurance payout after deliberately throwing himself in front of a Tesla— popular comedy account “the pixelated boat” (@pixelatedboat) May 8, 2018
Elon Musk and Grimes make their debut at the Met Gala pic.twitter.com/plAvt2xvc6— despite your efforts you cannot escape pajamashaw (@pajamashaw) May 8, 2018
Elon meeting Grimes on Twitter because of an AI joke is actually the trigger of the Singularity.— Alexia Bonatsos (@alexia) May 8, 2018
Elon musk Boiler Room gonna be OUT OF THIS WORLD— JUBILEE (@JubileeDJ) May 8, 2018
I just really need Elon to build Grimes that spacecraft, so she can get the galactic samples she deserves— ℮ﭐՀՀﭐᎠ (@danababy97) May 8, 2018