Confrontation with the fallout. Elon Musk has found himself at the center of several scandals over the years – which the CEO preferred to address himself.
During an appearance on The Joe Rogan Podcast in 2018, Musk shocked listeners when he decided to smoke marijuana mid-interview. The South African native’s reaction to the experience quickly became a social media meme.
Later that year, the investor admitted he didn’t know what he was doing at the time. “I’m a bit impulsive. I don’t really want to try to stick to a CEO template,” he said Lesley Stahl on 60 minutes in December 2018. “I don’t smoke weed. As anyone who’s watched this podcast can tell, I have no idea how to smoke weed or anything.”
Musk later found humor in the situation when he poked fun at the infamous moment during his Saturday night live hosting gig.
“People are often reduced to the dumbest thing they’ve ever done. How I once smoked weed Joe Rogan‘s podcast,” he joked on the May 2021 episode. “And now I keep hearing, ‘Elon Musk, all he ever does is smoke weed on podcasts.’ Like going from podcast to podcast lighting up joints. It happened once, it’s like a reduction OJ Simpson to the murderer.”
The businessman’s private life has also made headlines throughout his career. Two years after romance rumors were sparked dirtMusk and the musician welcomed their son X AE A-XII in May 2020.
Amid the challenges in their relationship, Musk opened up about the couple’s unconventional approach to romance. “We’re semi-broken up but still love each other, see each other frequently and get along well,” he said in a September 2021 statement am or traveling abroad and her work is primarily in LA. She lives with me now and Baby X is in the next room.”
For her part, the musician later revealed that the couple had added daughter Exa Dark Sideræl Musk to their family in December 2021. “I don’t know what I was thinking,” said Grimes, who welcomed her second child via surrogate vanity fair in March 2022 about keeping the messages private for now. “Whatever is going on with family stuff, I just feel like kids need to stay out of it, and X is just out there. I mean, I think E really sees him as a protégé and takes him to everything and stuff. …X is out there. His situation is like this. But yeah, I don’t know.”
At the time, the Canadian native said her connection with Musk was “the best it’s ever been,” adding, “There’s no real word for it. I would probably call him my boyfriend, but we’re very changeable. We live in separate houses. We are best friends. We see each other all the time. … We just have our own thing going, and I don’t expect other people to understand it.”
After the interview was published, the songwriter took to social media to clarify the duo’s relationship status. “Me and E have broken up *again* since writing this haha but he is my best friend and the love of my life and my life and art are now forever dedicated to the mission,” Grimes tweeted. “I think Devin wrote that part of the story very well. Sique – peace out.”
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