Elon Musk isn’t financially supporting Grimes, she’s with him for his personality?!

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

Grimes and Elon Musk got together in early 2018. They made their couple-debut at the 2018 Met Gala, and months after that, Azealia Banks shared a story about hanging out in Elon’s house while he was on an acid-trip and Grimes was tittering away, and it’s a story that lives rent-free in my head to this day. I think that was when some of us began thinking of the Grimes-Elon relationship a certain way. That Elon is a weird friend-to-incels type of guy and Grimes is not that bright. In any case, Elon and Grimes had a baby, gave that baby a stupid name, and now Grimes is pretty much raising the baby on her own as Elon tweets about dogecoin and securities fraud. Did you know that Elon still isn’t financing Grimes or her career at all? The man is a billionaire! Grimes had to sign with a proper music label just to make a little money to support herself and baby X Æ A-12.

After three years and a baby, he’s still not supporting her financially at all? He’s not helping her with her career? Grimes is literally dating and having babies with one of the worst men on earth… because she likes his personality? Because she thinks Elon Musk is a cool guy? Oh, honey. Please have some self-respect.

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  1. detritus says:

    Her mom has already called him out on the red pill bs too.

    Like girl, just why?

  2. Barrett says:

    I read his dad was a real philandering jerk. I think his mom is gorgeous.

    He unfortunately looks like the dad.

    Apples don’t fall far from tree.

    • Ann says:

      Yes, that’s true, his mother is beautiful (I think she was a model?) and his father had like a second family, or something.

    • mebee says:

      Yes, Elon’s father even had a baby with his own step-daughter who is 42 years younger than him. He’s repulsive.

  3. OriginalLala says:

    I don’t know her financial situation but last year Grimes applied for a pretty sizeable grant for emerging musicians in Canada, people were not impressed with that at all considering she isn’t exactly an emerging artist who needs money…

  4. Emily H says:

    Well, she is entitled to child support and would bet that she at least receives that. Or else she needs the number of a good lawyer (or maybe K Fed’s number for some pointers)!

    • Kebbie says:

      And she only said he doesn’t fund her career, so I’m not sure why people are assuming he doesn’t support her financially in other ways. She said she needs money for music videos, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t paying the mortgage, car lease, groceries, clothes, etc.

      • wow says:

        YEs. Hello. He may not cut her a ck for concert tours etc, but he’s certainly paying child support ah duh

      • GraceB says:

        This completely. I’d bet she gets money from him. Just not money for her career.

  5. Snuffles says:

    Cardi B once posted a very educational Instagram video on the level of “Ho-ing”and what a “Ho” can get from a man. Grimes SHOULD be at the top level being the baby mama to billionaire. Like, an Olympic level “Ho”. Clearly she don’t have a bit of sense.

  6. Case says:

    I mean…I feel like it is self-respect to not allow your rich boyfriend to fund your career. I’d hope that he personally takes care of expenses when it comes to their child, home, and all that of course, but why would he get involved with her music career that she’s had before she met him? Isn’t that something she should want to handle separately from her relationship?

    • ElleV says:

      no. she is putting her hand out for publicly funded grants while dating and defending a dragon sitting on a hoard of wealth so large it’s only possible to get there through exploitation and throwing your weight around to get out of paying your fair share in taxes. can you imagine being a billionaire’s baby mama and putting your hand out? it’s embarrassing at best and despicable at worst.

      • Case says:

        This story is about her signing a record deal instead of having her rich boyfriend fund her career, so that’s what I was commenting on.

    • Kaykay says:

      I agree with you here!

    • Lionel says:

      @Case: 100% agree. I don’t know how she thinks and I doubt I’d be with him in the first place (ew!), but if I were her it would be important to me that the public doesn’t think he bought me my career.

    • The Recluse says:

      She also sold an NFT for several million. She can afford her own career these days, I suspect, and since she’s living with him in their home(s) she ain’t hurting too much.

  7. Leslie says:

    Yeah, Elon strikes me as one of those “equality means we split everything/I don’t have to pay for you ever even though I’m a billionaire” type of douches. So I can totally see him not wanting to support the mother of his child financially. Didn’t his first wife have to go through hell to get child and spousal support from him? Elon Musk is the worst.

    • Haylie says:

      Which should’ve been a massive red flag to anyone who even considered having an oops baby with him.

      I’m getting strong Objectivism vibes off both Elon and Grimes, so this makes sense for them.

      Grimes’s mom is not impressed. Smart woman.

    • Anna says:

      Yes, someone posted a link here a few weeks ago to his ex wife’s story I think in Vanity Fair or some other mag from some years back. She’s a writer and the article is actually really well done. It makes sense given what she went through that he’s not supportive of Grimes’ career. He only sees women through a very specific lens and that extends to how he behaves on all fronts including money. He’s going to do to her what he did to the rest. Countdown 3…2…

    • Jax says:

      Elon got engaged 30 days after he left Justine to Tallulah Riley and married her twice. Gave her more money than Justine despite not having children with her. He’s so bizarre…and cheap!

  8. Bettyrose says:

    I’m confused. Why are we slamming a woman for maintaining her financial independence?

    • Vesper says:

      I’m with you. What’s going on?

    • Jen says:

      Bettyrose, right?! Her music’s been consistently good, too, so maybe we should be casting the right stone and the right person instead of meangirling. Grimes as an artist (in multiple mediums) has been and is very strong and a critical darling so why come at her about making her own livelihood. It’s regressive.

    • ElleV says:

      i don’t have a problem with her signing with record labels or charging for her content but I have a MASSIVE problem with her applying for publicly funded grants while literally dating a billionaire. that’s gross.

      and the fact elon ISN’T funding her career when he has more money than god is gross too. but that’s on him, not her.

      • Huma says:

        She didn’t apply for or receive any grant money. The little Canadian indie label she’s signed with for her Canadian releases applied for and got the grant. She had zero involvement. Furthermore the grant was specifically for small labels with commercially viable artists on the books, and the bulk of the funding for the grants comes from the private sector (commercial radio etc.), not the public.

        Grants like that are how countries like Canada keep successful artists doing some business in Canada instead of taking it all to the States. Without them the local labels/movie studios/talent agencies etc. can’t keep anyone who breaks out and the arts fall off.

        The story about Grimes getting the grant came from a right wing rag that wants all funding to the arts cut. It’s disturbing how many people bought right in considering the source.

      • ElleV says:

        @huma, thanks for this context and you’re absolutely right! i only heard it rereported and had no clue it came from a right wing rag – my bad entirely and not ashamed to say I’ve been had!

        i don’t have anything against grimes and generally feel sorry for her given how elon treats women but MAN! the combo of public monies and defenders of billionaires sent my lizard brain into overdrive

      • Maria says:

        Despite Factor’s statement, in their public records of recipients under the music label, Grimes is indeed the one specified who received those funds. This is taken directly from Factor’s site.
        Exclaim.ca also pointed this out.
        So the claim that she had no involvement doesn’t hold water with me. Even if she didn’t she didn’t have to accept the funds.

        You can argue about the usefulness of such a grant for Canadian culture and I won’t disagree, but these other recipients are not affiliated with one of the richest men in the world.

    • Snuffles says:

      I could be reading this wrong because it sounds like he isn’t around or supporting the child either. She’s entitled to child support at least.

      • Col says:

        Why should she get child support when they are together? The lack of reading comprehension on this site is insane. Child support is for those who are broken up. Women having and earning their own money is a good thing. Some people like to keep work and life separate, and that’s ok. It also doesn’t mean he doesn’t fund the rest of their lives.

    • Case says:

      I’m totally with you. Why is it wrong or strange for her to maintain financial control of her career? Wouldn’t him funding her career be icky and make their power imbalance deeply problematic? We don’t say this about other couples where one half is more famous/wealthy than the other. She’s made a name for herself on her own and good for her for keeping her work separate from her relationship.

    • Mac says:

      Because Elon Musk is so gross and awful I think everyone assumed they were together because he is funding her career.

    • Maria says:

      You can be independent and the man should still be paying what he should. And since he’s got enough money to eradicate world hunger and all sorts of other things, paying Grimes something is at least to be expected.
      The man being a billionaire (not millionaire) changes the dynamic, so nobody should be comparing it to a normal situation. As ElleV commented above, if she is with this man while he is hoarding wealth and she is applying for publicly-funded grants, that is wrong.

    • Kaykay says:


    • Drea says:

      It’s not quite that. It’s more that people are coming to the realization that she actually likes him as a person. And he’s not a good person.

      It was apparently preferable to many to think that she really just enjoyed the trappings of being a billionaire’s gf, without considering the content of his character. (Which is removing her thought and autonomy from the situation.)

      Because, she could be financially independent and NOT attached to this d-bag.

      • bettyrose says:

        Their relationship is puzzling, that’s for sure, and who knows maybe she is attracted to the perks of being with a billionaire, but loving the mansions and penis-shuttles to space isn’t the same thing as wanting your boyfriend to fund your career. I can’t say I think she’s making a great choice to be involved with him, but she seems to be making good choices about her career and future.

    • Jules says:

      exactly! equally confused, especially when the comment section is rampant with the use of the word “sexist” for every. random. little. thing. and here it actually applies and everyone is drawing a blank.

    • Charlotte says:

      Thank you! A woman sponges of her billionaire boyfriend? Attack her for being a gold-digger!!! She doesn’t sponge of her bullionaire boyfriend? Attack her for being an idiot?! FML women can’t win.

      Also; regardless of your personal feelings towards Grimes or Musk, why should he give her money?! Doesn’t really matter how much money he has, he is not obligated to financially support her. Their child; absolutely! She is a grown woman who can support herself, she isn’t a prostitute. Now that isn’t me saying that anyone who gets financial help from a lover is a prostitute (my husband contributes more financially to our household than I do), but if you are ONLY shagging somebody for their money then you basically are prostituting yourself.

      • ElleV says:

        this conversation isn’t about grimes’ financial dependence/independence as much as it’s about her complicity/defence of gross wealth inequality/injustice *for nothing*

        putting aside morality, Western social mores generally hold it’s one thing to hustle “The Man,” and another thing entirely to lick the boot because you *like* how it tastes

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      No. Slamming her for being with Elon for his personality. And that’s an over simplified explanation. Because she is none too bright to run in his daily intellectual level, her mother hates him for neglecting both grimes and their child emotionally and with his lack of presence and she says she’s with him for his personality? She leaves out he is funding her somehow. Just not her pursuits.
      It sounds like he doesn’t support her like a conventional relationship so if she’s not helping herself to the spare millions around the couch cushions or coparenting, what personality trait is there to like?

      Wait, is being a mega billionaire a personality trait?

  9. minx says:

    He just always looks strange to me, like he had work done and the parts don’t quite fit.

  10. Jules says:

    I feel bad for that baby being raised by these two nincompoops.

  11. Anne says:

    IMHO it’s awesome she’s staying financially independent. I just hope her billionaire man-child has at least offered to support her. Why wouldn’t Elon be supporting their child though?

  12. paranormalgirl says:

    1. Good for her for financing her own career.
    2. We don’t know their other financials
    3. He has a personality?

    • bettyrose says:

      I watched his SNL episode and it made me physically uncomfortable. I hated that he seemed likeable. I don’t know if he’s carefully cultivated that “I’m just a harmless geek” persona or if being on the spectrum gives him a love-able vibe, but I feel like he should be way more cartoonishly evil, like methodically stroking a hairless cat while plotting world domination.

  13. Ainsley7 says:

    So, there’s a difference between Musk not financially supporting Grimes and not financially supporting her career. I don’t see where she says that he’s not supporting her at all? I was under the impression that she lives with him and such. I seriously doubt he’s making her pay rent simply because I don’t think he would bother to think about it. I’m not defending the guy because he’s 100% awful. I just don’t think he should be financing her career.

    I mean, why would she want him to? Why would she want to be entirely dependent on him in every way? What happens when they have an argument unrelated to her career and he won’t pay for studio time or a video because he’s still mad about whatever? What happens when he decides he doesn’t feel like supporting her career anymore at all or doesn’t pay her what she is owed when they inevitably break up? She’s 100% doing the right thing by keeping her career independent from their relationship.

  14. Stelly says:

    Maybe he doesn’t find her career but I’m sure he pays for the vast majority of their lifestyle…mansions, cars, clothes, goth accessories…right? I hope so

    • L says:

      “goth accessories”, hahaha! she is a sort of hot topic posterchild huh? thank you for this.

  15. Shannon says:

    I’ve read somewhere that Elon is a cash poor billionaire. Like all his wealth is wrapped up in Tesla, Space X, Boring, and whatever else. It’s literally why he sold all his property and is living in non billionaire house.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      Can’t he just sell some stock in his companies if he needs money? I’m pretty sure they’re public.

      • Shannon says:

        Not if he wants to be the majority shareholder. I read this when he was saying wacky stuff on Twitter, so it was a while back.

    • Dillesca says:

      I’m sure this cash-poor billionaire has more cash on hand than everyone in this comments section combined.

      • Shannon says:

        For sure, but in the billionaire world he is cash poor, at least according to the article.

    • Livvers says:

      This is interesting. One thing I have noticed in a number of her selfies is that the rooms she is in look like typical middle class architecture. Normal height ceilings, hollow core doors that look like they came from Home Depot, builder’s standard grey or taupe paint, no fancy mouldings and almost zero decor. If it is her home or studio, there’s nothing fancy about it, and if she is in hotel rooms, they appear to me to be pretty average.

      • MangoAngelesque says:

        According to recent articles, he is said to apparently live in a $50,000 mobile “small home,” and doesn’t own any other private residences anymore, so she probably is living pretty minimalistic. IF there are any truths to those claims, naturally.

    • Jennifer says:

      I don’t even understand the concept of “cash poor billionaire.”

      • Shannon says:

        Possessing considerable economic assets, but unable to quickly or easily liquidate them for monetary transactions.

  16. agnes says:

    Good for her staying financially independent.

    But what personality? What he’s shown in public isn’t very endearing. Like at all. ugh.

  17. UnionSnack says:

    Well, I guess Grimes just wants to make her career on her own with no help of Elon. I don’t want to defend him or whatever but I think it her decision firstly.

  18. taris says:

    strangely (or not), i’m actually okay with grimes not being with the guy for his billions. she does her own thing. i mean, other than the fact that yeah, she seems to be raising their baby all by herself and she does spend way too much time defending him online (the whole thing reeks of kim and kanye déjà-vu, to me).

    i was a fan of hers for hers pre-elon. i think she’s actually massively talented, many people don’t know she writes and produces her own stuff, and comes up with creative ideas for her videos etc. i hate this ‘talented woman gets subsumed by her man and his big personality’ pattern that plagues too many women.
    oh well…

    (btw, lol, the ‘beef’ between grimes’ female + gay fans and the elon bros online is truly hilarious)

  19. lunchcoma says:

    Obviously, she’s not going to admit being financially supported by someone else. I’m sure she makes money from her music. I’m also sure she gets child support and gifts and whatever else.

    As for Musk, he raised her profile considerably, and I suspect he has that magnetic appeal that a lot of abusive men do.

  20. Kviby says:

    Better gold diggers don’t reveal their intentions or ask for things. But who knows what she personally wants

  21. Veronica S. says:

    I laughed out loud at the waterboarding tweet. Holy shit. Sometimes I’m just amazed at how dumb people are but sometimes especially women and the men with whom they choose to have children.

  22. labalf says:

    She basically says she doesn’t fund her career. She never says he doesn’t give her money. I bet he pays the bills, keeps the fridge full, pays for the baby expenses, etc.
    Also, come on, we should be happy for her for maintaining her independence of some sorts.

  23. Pilar says:

    What’s wrong with being financially independent?

  24. SusanRagain says:

    They are both kind of odd, IMO.
    But then again, I am a dull person with zero creativity, I was born to stay in my lane. lol
    Honestly, I like off beige as a wall color. 😀

    Elon has never seemed a natural born Father to me, how much time does he actually spend with his children? Does he have 5 or 6?
    IIRC, he was a tight fisted cheapskate to #1. wife and kids.

    If she does not have lawyers who are getting trust fund in place + child support + education, she has her head in the sand.
    Children cost $$.

    • observer says:

      you said “they’re both kind of odd” and here is my personal theory (no evidence)

      a while ago elon said he had aspergers and it’s been my theory for ages (i’m autistic so i have…aspiedar) that both elon *and* grimes have some kind of autism spectrum/aneurotypical mind.

      grimes, a lot of her behaviors her ideas her way of thinking reminds me of one person and it’s pretty uncomfortable because that person is me (an autistic woman same age as grimes)

      again i have NO EVIDENCE for this other than personal speculation but i’ve always wanted to tell someone i was right about elon but it’s easier to guess with guys. will i be right about grimes?? unlikely it will ever occur to her to get evaluated…and if she did, she doesn’t have to tell us. but still. i super suspect it.

    • Huma says:

      He got joint physical custody of his 5 older children and got them 4 out of 7 days. Even his ex admitted he was a very involved father.

      They also never fought over child support, nor alimony. Their divorce battle was over her wanting shares in his companies (which unlike someone like Mackenzie Scott, she very openly had had zero involvement or interest in) and after a 3 year fight the court awarded her less than half what Musk had originally offered her. She screwed herself out of millions, not Musk.

  25. Lionel says:

    First of all, they’re not married. He has an obligation to his child but no legal obligation to support her personally.

    Secondly, because they are not married their finances are considered legally separate. If they were married their finances earned after marriage could be legally considered a unit, but they’re not. There’s no reason to assume she has any access to his wealth, and as such I have no problem with her applying for public grants to fund her personal career, which existed long before she met him.

    Thirdly, it’s smart of her to let it be known that he’s not financing her. She’s an indie darling but if her fan base thinks she’s sold out or if the mainstream newly introduced to her thinks Elon bought her a career, her reputation will suffer.

    And finally, married or not, she needs to put a firewall between her assets and his. Who knows what the future holds for Elon Musk: lawsuits, federal charges for financial crimes, civil judgments, personal bankruptcy if he bets the farm on dogecoin… some more probable than others but all and more are possible. Her finances need to be locked down in case anyone tries to come after them because of her association with him.

    In summary: this is a smart move for many reasons, not least her own self-respect. I applaud her.

    • QrsGeorge says:

      ^^This. Yes. I agree Grimes is being prudent with this. Just because her art isn’t to everyone’s taste doesn’t mean she’s dumb. I applaud her for staying true to her independence and creative control.

      • Trillion says:

        I find it odd that she’s called dumb. years before she hooked up w/ Elon, I liked her music and lyrics, which demonstrate how bright and creative and unique she is. that requires a kind of intelligence.

  26. Premadonna says:

    Funny how ALL of Elon’s women end up blond when, except for Amber Heard, they all started out brunette. His first wife, his 2nd wife (who he married 2x) and now Grimes . All increasingly lightened their brunette hair til they were platinum blonde……….i just think its interesting because one could say its just his preference except that they were all dark-haired when he FIRST approached and/or was attracted to them. Strange………….

    • YEahNO says:

      Grimes ain’t no “blonde” . She’s Grimes.

    • observer says:

      the marie clare article by elon’s first wife literally talks about how all his wives/gfs end up blonde (and it’s written by his ex wife lol)

  27. Rose says:

    I don’t have any opinion on who bankrolls her music career, but she’s utterly exhausting and enamoured with her own pretentiousness.

  28. Ry says:

    This probably makes their kid, d I d n fy b, feel good.
    Mommy and daddy aren’t fighting; they’re just having a planetary disagreement. But we still love you, f as I ftgdf I.
    Enjoy school.

  29. Huma says:

    Why do people keep talking about child support? They’re a couple, they live together as a family. You don’t pay child support to someone you’re in an active cohabiting relationship with. Nothing suggests he doesn’t take care of his child. Even the ex-wife who dragged him admitted he was a very involved father (he had more custody than her) who happily agreed to the child support portion of their divorce settlement.

    Also Grimes very clearly said he doesn’t fund her career. Why are people taking that to mean she’s claiming she’s never seen a dime from him for anything? She lives in his homes, she flies on his planes, they raise their child together. She’s obviously benefiting from his lifestyle and she doesn’t hide that at all. He’s just not bankrolling her work, which is fine because she’s a successful artist signed to a major label with millions of her own, not some bored housewife who needs cash to throw away on an MLM.

  30. Stacy Dresden says:

    Grimes makes music I enjoy. I just hope she keeps making music and I wish her and the baby well.

  31. LL says:

    This doesn’t surprise me one bit. Grimes comes from a very wealthy family and grew up in one of the richest neighbourhoods in Vancouver.

    Sure they don’t have Musk money, but they have enough to send her to one of the most expensive schools in Canada and buy her an entire building in Montreal that she turned into a drug den and rented rooms out to her friends, while cos-playing as a poor person.

    She doesn’t need Musk to fund her career, because her parents already did.

    • Ashley says:

      Wow. I didn’t know that. I thought she was a poor struggling arts student from a middle class home. Having your rich parents pay for it makes her arrested development seem even more pathetic. And yes a 30 something girl who dress up in elf ears and plays with swords is weird. I love Grimes 10 years ago, but you have a kid now. Grow up. It’s not cute in your 30’s. It’s just sad.