Azealia Banks, pop star, who has reportedly been hanging out “alone” at the house of Elon Musk, CEO and Chairman of Tesla, SpaceX, and the Boring Company, has started spitting straight fire at Musk on her Instagram account. Incendiary remarks aside—and there’s plenty of those—Banks claimed that Musk was on Twitter while using acid. Which is a hell of a thing to claim, in light of recent events on Twitter.
Musk tweeting on acid would certainly be an interesting development, considering his penchant for dropping specific and material information on his personal Twitter account, such as his recent claim that he has “funding secured” to take Tesla private at $420 a share. That was last Tuesday, and it took Musk until today to even say who would be backing that effort. Let’s just say his account has been a little more wild than normal lately, and that’s saying something.
A Tesla spokesperson said Banks’ claims were “complete nonsense.” Update 5:30 p.m.: Our sister site Gizmodo heard from the man himself, and Musk said he “has never even met [Banks] or communicated with her in any way.”
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Banks dropped the accusation on her Instagram stories, where she began by saying that staying at Musk’s house was “like a real episode of Get Out,” before saying that she’s been waiting around for Musk’s girlfriend, Grimes, for a while.
She then added that Musk is “too stupid to know not to go on Twitter while on acid”:
Banks went to specifically say that Musk was tripping and “fucking up his own stocks,” as one does:
Musk is already being sued by shareholders over his tweets, and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly investigating Musk over his “take private” tweets.
Banks went on to say that “they invited me to here to stay and told me I couldn’t bring my boyfriend,” and that was “probably some weird threesome sex shit to begin with.” Banks then went ALL IN on both Musk and Grimes, alleging that Musk would’ve been “better off hiring an escort,” and that Musk was a “beta male who took steroids and got hairplugs to convince himself he was alpha”:
Banks doesn’t fuck around. To say she’s known for being bombastic is an understatement; she is known for beefs and saying completely outrageous things. The last person that caught Azealia Banks’ Instagram hands, Cardi B, was so thoroughly owned she quit Instagram entirely. Banks has also had internet scuffles with Zayn Malik, because sure why not, and was also induced into apologizing to Sarah Palin, because the world makes no sense.
Legally we cannot say that Musk definitively tweets while tripping out of his gourd, or even uses acid at all, or any other substances, and we cannot definitively say that Banks is correct. She does, as we have noted, say some wacky shit occasionally.
I can’t say, either, whether or not tweeting on acid would necessarily be “bad.” Hell, I’ve got zero moral qualms about it. Go on, find your inner wheat field, become the universe, and tweet. See what happens. Also, I do not run a multi-billion dollar corporation, nor do I tweet about said fictitious corporation.
But after all, in the days following Musk’s take-Tesla-private announcement, some of his tweets were a bit more unusual than the regular ones:
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UPDATE 5:49 PM EST: Business Insider managed to get in touch with Banks directly, whereupon she disputed the notion that she hadn’t met Musk, saying:
“I saw him in the kitchen tucking his tail in between his legs scrounging for investors to cover his a— after that tweet,” she said. “He was stressed and red in the face.”
“He’s not cute at all in person,” Banks added.
Banks went on, implying that she was anticipating Tesla’s response:
“They’re so pitiful,” she added. “And it’s honestly stupid of them to think another performative ‘angry/crazy black girl hit piece’ will do anything to bring me down.”