Elon Musk on taking care of baby X: ‘Right now there’s not much I can do’

Grimes and Elon Musk at the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitin Museum of Art at the opening of 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' in New York City

We haven’t talked much about Elon Musk and Grimes since the immediate fuss over their baby’s name: X Æ A-12 Musk. That baby-name gossip honestly got us through May. And they did actually name their baby X AE A-12. They call him “X”. We know this because Elon and Grimes did a joint interview with the New York Times and this is so messy and try-hard, I don’t even have the words. They are trying to perform their nerdy-gamer-hipster cred and it drove me up the wall. But of course, Elon is not really helping that much with baby X. You can read the full piece here. Some highlights:

On the baby name: The couple has a baby with the most unusual name, which they shorten to “X.” Mr. Musk said it’s pronounced “just like the letter X. AE is pronounced ‘ash’, as in Old English. A-12 is also pronounced just like it reads. Refers to the Archangel-12 C.I.A. reconnaissance plane.”

Grimes calls the baby “X” too: “Oh, X,” c said sweetly, when the baby wailed. She said she calls her son “Little X,” and Mr. Musk chimed in, “Lil Nas X.” (“Who is actually the greatest memer,’’ Grimes said of the rapper.)

On all of the sh-t coming out from the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial in the UK: “I definitely was not having an affair with Amber while she was married to Johnny, this is totally false,” Mr. Musk said, disputing Mr. Depp’s claim. About the contention that he had a threesome with Ms. Heard and her friend Cara Delevingne, Mr. Musk said, laughing, “We did not have the threesome, you know. So I think people think these things are generally more salacious than they are.” He has some advice for Mr. Depp and Ms. Heard: “For the two of them, I would just recommend that they bury the hatchet and move on.”

Elon on Grimes: “Yeah, she’s pretty special, that’s for sure. She’s one of the most unusual people I’ve ever met. We’ve had this debate of ‘Are you more crazy than me or am I more crazy than you?’”

On fatherhood this time around: “I think babies are supercool and really people need to have more babies because, it sounds obvious, but if people don’t have enough babies, humanity will disappear.”

Whether he actually spends much time with X: “Well, babies are just eating and pooping machines, you know? Right now there’s not much I can do. Grimes has a much bigger role than me right now. When the kid gets older, there will be more of a role for me. I think just doing what I’ve done with my other kids. If I have a trip for Tesla to China, for example, I’ll bring the kids with me and we’ll go see the Great Wall or we took the bullet train from Beijing to Xian and saw the Terracotta Warriors.” He created an online school for his older kids, which he said has “actually worked out pretty well.”

[From The NY Times]

There’s so much more in that piece, which was in the Style section of the Times, so… you know. Not the Business section. Elon is a problematic person in business and in real life, and he’s using his relationship and baby X to soften his image and make himself look cooler. But even then, he admits that he’s basically not doing anything with baby X at all. He’s one of those “I’ll pay attention to my kids when they’re older” people. And there’s nothing like a man with SEVEN CHILDREN telling people to procreate more. Like, trust that we have enough people in this world.

This also happened a few days ago – Grimes telling Elon to STFU about how he hated pronouns or something.

elon baby

Photos courtesy of WENN, Avalon Red.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

36 Responses to “Elon Musk on taking care of baby X: ‘Right now there’s not much I can do’”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Carol says:

    Ha ha ha ha!! Nothing to do with a baby right now. Really? Father of the year.

    • Eliza says:

      Re-read comments from his 1st wife of him wanting 10 kids, and saying well that’s what staff is for after she said that would be too much.

    • fishface says:

      I think he was misquoted. What he probably said is that there’s not much he wants to do right now.

  2. Millennial says:

    His last three girlfriends have all been either very young or abuse victims – he gravitates towards women who have significantly less power than him. It’s so gross.

    Not surprised that he’s not doing much with the baby. He’s the “alpha” remember? The first wife’s essay laid all his issues bare, so it’s hard to see why anyone emotionally healthy would get involved with him.

  3. Lightpurple says:

    Maybe he can’t feed the kid but there’s no reason he can’t handle the poop end.

    At some point, decades from now, there’s going to be a nasty inheritance battle between this little army of Musk’s he has brought into this world.

    And I’ll be surprised if he is still with Grimes a year from now

    • detritus says:

      Ah, but should she have known better than to procreate with a Red pill asshole?

      Or is that just reserved for those with mental health issues.

  4. Teresa says:

    1) Provide care and comfort for the person who had the baby
    2) Bottle feed
    3) Change diapers
    4) Hold baby for prolonged periods if awake so Grimes can shower/nap/eat
    5) Lay baby on back and play with little toys above it.
    I don’t have kids and that is a pretty damn easy list to make of things a man can do to help.

    • lunchcoma says:

      Seriously. Holding the baby is the easiest job in the world, and is usually very appreciated, especially by breastfeeding moms.

      • theothercleo says:

        @lunchcoma: Exactly. The last time I went to visit my friend who had a newborn I held the baby for a couple of hours. My friend said it helped her but it was also the best feeling in the world, holding a cute sleepy baby that you love so much is not difficult at all. How can a FATHER not do that?

  5. Darla says:

    “I think babies are supercool and really people need to have more babies because, it sounds obvious, but if people don’t have enough babies, humanity will disappear.”

    Men tell me he’s a genius. This is why I don’t listen to men.

    • Judith says:

      Jup. If a women or other full-time female carer would say something like this they would be dragged to hell and back. but no, he’s a dude so its alllllll fine. toxic masculinity for the win.

    • Mumbles says:

      And what’s terrifying is that Silicon Valley and more pathetically, the media that covers Silicon Valley thinks he’s a god.

      “Make no mistake, Mr. Musk’s mind and ideas are big ones.” – Kara Swisher, New York Times.

    • goofpuff says:

      yeah I know plenty of men in my field (tech) who seem to worship him like he’s Tony Stark, but he seems like another airhead narcissist to me who takes credit for the work his employees do constantly. I’m like “You do know he doesn’t do any of that work, right? Like he really doesn’t get engineering. he’s not a genius other than how to fool people into giving him money.”

  6. Appalachian says:

    He gets more insufferable the more I hear from him. I honestly don’t know too much about Grimes….I know I like some of her music and she’s kind of “out there”.

  7. Emily says:

    There’s plenty for fathers to do when the baby is young. Watch the baby so your partner can shower/sleep/leave the house. Hold the baby for the bonding experience and cuddles. Cook dinner. Clean. Oh but I guess they pay people to do that.

  8. Angel says:

    I feel sorry for her.

  9. Hyrule Castle says:

    This surprises no one.
    Justine was very clear what kind of man/husband/father Elon is.

    I really hope grimes didn’t think he changed.

    Elon doesn’t follow grimes on twitter anymore, what’s up with that?!

    • Gunna says:

      Justine always said he was a very dedicated father, and he got custody of their children 4 days a week with no pushback from her despite an otherwise brutal divorce battle.

      Also he is following Grimes on Twitter.

      • Hyrule Castle says:

        Really? I’ve scrolled it a few times and can’t see her name anywhere. Does she have another handle, perhaps?
        Not that it matters, it’s just idle gossip.
        It’s hardly the first time he’s unfollowed her.

        As for Justine saying he was dedicated and got 4 days a week custody… I wonder why that would be? 🤔

        You really believe a man who treated her so badly would be a good father? Like the personalities of husband/father/man aren’t connected?

        I’ve not really heard of “he was such an amazing father!! He treated me like shit, lied and ignored me, tricked me into significant away my rights to our marital assets BUT he was an attentive amazing father!”

        Nah. He’s always been exactly as is he here. A man who’s fortune was made on slavery, who is abusive, egotistical, arrogant, and not nearly as clever as he thinks he is. The man who takes government handouts but disdains working people needing help, calls innocent people pedophiles, the list is endless of what a shit person he is.

        Those characteristics don’t make a good person, let alone father.
        But hey, defend the white billionaire, god knows he needs it huh?

      • El says:

        Not sure it’s fair to begrudge him how his family’s fortune was made (I’m assuming that’s what you meant by slavery), just how he chooses to use it now.

      • North of Boston says:

        El, but you can hold a person responsible for child labor and other awful labor practices in the supply chain of the products their own company, Tesla, makes.

  10. Lanie says:

    Claire really picked a winner to raise a baby with. Per her mom, didn’t she have a difficult labor? Instead of helping with her recovery and with the baby, Elon was tweeting coronavirus conspiracy theories and violating California shut down orders to force production of Teslas.

  11. Queen Meghan's Hand says:

    Well, at least Grimes had her baby with a rich man so he’ll be able to pay ample child support when they break up.

  12. lunchcoma says:

    He could hold the baby and read. It could even be technical Tesla stuff or whatever he’d otherwise be reading. He could walk around holding the baby during those fussing for no apparent reason moments.

    I don’t have kids and don’t particularly enjoy infants, and even I’ve done things like that for the kids in my life.

  13. Case says:

    By all accounts Grimes sounds like she’s having a terribly lonely experience as a first time mom when in reality her boyfriend who already has several children should be experienced and helping her as much as possible. I get that if the mom is breastfeeding the dad can’t help with that, but other than that? There’s plenty to do, dude.

  14. ethy says:

    Please don’t forget that Elon Musk also implicated himself in the Bolivian coup on Twitter…all for some lithium. This guy is such a massive asshole but he’s being protected by society’s deification of billionaires.

  15. Dani says:

    I really thought this article was about a car until I scrolled down and saw the pic of him with the baby. I am horrified.

  16. Charfromdarock says:

    I don’t know why I open threads about him because I find him pretentious and insufferable.

    I know money can be a hell of an aphrodisiac for a lot of people but how could you stand to listen to him day in day out.

  17. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    The ONLY thing my boys’ daddy didn’t do was whip out a bewb and release milk.

    • buenavissta says:

      This. My ex has revealed himself to be a substandard human but he did do everything he possibly could with the kids. If he could have lactated, he would have nursed them. Crap partner, excellent dad.

  18. Cupcake says:

    So is he spending lots of time with his other 6 children who are older and ready for his parenting?

  19. Carmelita says:

    He’s so gross but she’s an idiot.

  20. jferber says:

    There are a lot of shitty diapers you can change, dud (I meant to say dude, but both fit). Just sayin’.