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Elon Musk is a Grimes stan

April 26, 2018

We're hardly surprised.

Canadian pop auteur Claire Boucher, better known as Grimes, counts a number of high-profile stars among her artistic admirers, including Lana Del Rey, Karl Lagerfeld, and Jay-Z. Now, she appears to have another name to add to that list, someone who neatly fits in with her brand of future-forward poptimism: Elon Musk.

The rumblings of their blossoming friendship first began a month ago, when someone on the r/Grimes subreddit noticed that Grimes was among one of the scant 48 accounts that Musk follows on Twitter (for context, Musk has a whopping 21.5 million followers on the site at the time of this writing).

Not at all the type to keep his interests in the dark, it was only a matter of time until Musk began to broadcast his admiration for Boucher to the world, beginning with Musk tweeting out the video for Grimes’ Janelle-Monae-assisted jam “Venus Fly”, gushing to his boatloads of followers that it was the “best music video art I’ve seen in awhile”:

Musk’s Grimes fandom doesn’t end there, as it appears he’s also been rocking out to the myriad of her esoteric, genre-bending Spotify playlists (seriously, they run the thematic gamut from “Musiq 4 Drawing” to “Playing Bloodborne”). The SpaceX/Tesla CEO’s listening habits emerged when Post Malone recently gave him a Twitter shout-out, only for Musk to respond with his love for Grimes’ “COUNTRy MUSIXK” playlist, which features everyone from Dolly Parton to Malone himself:

Grimes took note this time, only for Musk to further ingratiate himself as an absolute Grimes stan by calling her playlist the perfect soundtrack for riding his cyborg dragon:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/989195682081730560

And for those wondering, yes, Musk was serious about that cyborg dragon:

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