Grimes and Elon Musk are keeping the Internet in suspense over whether they're having a baby. Is this really an epic troll?
Most normal people just announce they’re pregnant, but Grimes and Elon Musk are not normal people. And they might not even be having a baby.
Despite relentless speculation online after Grimes posted a pic of herself photoshopped with a baby on board, neither one of the dynamic duo has said it was a baby announcement. But Elon Musk has tweeted a baby emoji.
The original post was taken down for violating Instagram’s ban on female nipples. But not before a fan gave Grimes kudos for flouting the rule. Some commentators are taking her reply as confirmation that she is in fact pregnant:
Being knocked up is a very feral & war-like state of being. Might as well be what it is.
But it could just be referencing the fact that Grimes is “knocked up” in the photo, not in real life. For all we know this might be album art. And now that it’s fueling the rumor mill, Grimes might be trolling us. Elon Musk is getting in on the fun too.
Early Thursday morning Musk tweeted a baby emoji. Later in the day, Grimes posted another IG pic of herself with child. But there still hasn’t been any actual word from either saying the two have conceived the future world’s greatest sound engineer.
One possibility is that Grimes is in fact pregnant, and the titans of industry and music want to keep the suspense rolling before finally announcing it.
Another possibility is Grimes posted the first photo because she thought it looked cool, or it’s album art, but the response was too good a trolling opportunity to pass up.
Yet another possibility is this is an elaborate, coordinated troll that they planned in advance. If that’s the case they really committed to it.
CNN said Elon Musk danced “like your drunk uncle” at the Model 3 event in Shanghai. But after Grimes’ posts, the dance (to a Grimes song, of course) looks like someone overjoyed to be a new father. Could mean this is for real, but it could mean this is a very sophisticated prank. Either way we’re happy to see them having so much fun.
This article was edited by Sam Bourgi.
Last modified: January 22, 2020 11:39 PM UTC