Elon Musk and Grimes: The best memes about their odd relationship
There have been many strange celebrity couples, but Elon Musk & Grimes are definitely in the top ten. When they first revealed their relationship, people were confused to say the least.
How did an entrepreneur billionaire and a Canadian art pop singer get together – who knows? What’s abundantly clear is the internet’s love of making memes out of Grimes & Musk’s odd relationship.
Every time Grimes & Musk’s relationship breaks into the news cycle, memes start to circulate, trying to make sense of the odd pairing. Here are some of the best memes throughout the years of this unconventional relationship.
elon musk and grimes pic.twitter.com/H0Cfz2B8ri
— Emily Gould (@EmilyGould) May 8, 2018
Basically the movie version of Elon Musk & Grimes
This meme is frighteningly accurate. Beetlejuice perfectly captures Elon Musk’s Twitter persona and Lydia’s look is a reflection of Grimes. It’s the perfect movie version of Musk & Grimes.
Seventh evil ex
This is another great movie match, but the seventh evil ex-boyfriend is Musk in an evil-genius sort of way. Ramona is another quirky character that Grimes resembles, especially with their eclectic style (and it wouldn’t be surprising if Grimes had some evil exes herself).
"We're naming him X Æ A-12…" pic.twitter.com/7GMBGbS0Jc
— ✨ Mallorie Udischas✨ (@SweetBeansComix) May 5, 2020
Baby naming announcement
Celebrity names are frequently questionable, but “X Æ A-Xii” takes the top prize in strange celebrity baby names. Song Kang-ho’s face perfectly captures the amount of confoundment the internet had when Grimes & Elon Musk revealed their son’s name as X Æ A-Xii.
Elon Musk dating Grimes is all the proof you need to know we’re in a simulation.
— hungrybox (@LiquidHbox) May 7, 2018
This tweet was written in 2018, but at this point a simulation would make 2020 finally make sense. Two years later, Grimes & Musk have a kid and they named him X Æ A-Xii. What a world.
Why am I not surprised on the name change?
X Æ A-Xii pic.twitter.com/diTJIoD94T
— Wall.E Lemon (@wallelemon) May 25, 2020
Groundbreaking name change
The original name, “X Æ A-12”, broke a California law because it contains digits. What did Elon Musk & Grimes do? They used Roman numerals. Instead of changing their son’s name to a slightly more normal name, their son’s name is now X Æ A-Xii. Much better.
X Æ A-XII 1.0.1 update patch notes:
-Changed name from X Æ A-12 to X Æ A-XII
Developer commentary: "Looks better tbh" https://t.co/1wIfrOZJhS
— vic (@victorcangil16) May 25, 2020
First system update
All of the robot baby memes are funny, but the “system update” of the new name is hilarious. With a name that sounds exactly like the name of a robot prototype, Grimes & Musk just fed fuel to the fire with the robot baby conspiracy.
Grimes list of baby names pic.twitter.com/7rjpwB2S6k
— Michael Palermo III (@michaelpaIermo) January 9, 2020
Now it all makes sense
Maybe this tweet inspired Grimes & Musk. Grimes may have revealed the true meaning behind X Æ A-Xii, but it’s still a baffling name. It would make somewhat more sense if they saw this in coding language and thought it looked cool.
Musk (whispers): You want to grab dinner?
Grimes (whispers): What?
Musk (whispers): What? pic.twitter.com/x8YUl1JdUD
— Evan Weiss (@eaweiss) May 8, 2018
“Quietly dating” headcanon
It might be a dad joke, but it wouldn’t be too surprising if this was how Musk & Grimes spoke to each other when they were first dated.
Strangely enough, this tweet accidentally predicted the future. Sure, Grimes & Musk’s son didn’t have a URL and backslash in his name, but it’s fairly close. No one could’ve predicted the “Æ” or the “12”, but kudos to this person who came up with the idea that Musk & Grimes would come up with such an obscure name.
The best version of the “She Was His Queen” meme
This meme is pretty cringey, but it also fantastically captures the strange pairing. Grimes’s angsty personality combined with the painfully awkward photo of Musk is peak internet humor.