We did not know what to anticipate when “Saturday Night Live” introduced Elon Musk would host its May eight episode. But so far as his opening monologue went and all through the episode, he proved fairly the comic.
“I know I sometimes say or post strange things but that’s just how my brain works,” he stated, referring to his confounding social media presence. “To anyone I’ve offended, I just want to say I reinvented electric cars and I’m sending people to Mars on a rocket ship. Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?”
“I’m excited for my Mother’s Day gift,” his mom stated. “I just hope it’s not Dogecoin.”
He quipped again: “It is. It sure is.”
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Musk additionally spoke about his little one. He has been relationship singer Grimes (actual identify Claire Boucher), who now goes by “c,” since 2018. The two welcomed a child boy final yr and named him “X Æ A-Xii.” Musk joked in the course of the monologue his child’s identify was pronounced “cat running across keyboard.”
Grimes and Musk made headlines after saying the start of their son, and his uncommon identify, on Twitter final May. A day later, Grimes tweeted a full breakdown of the identify selection:
“•X, the unknown variable
•Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)
•A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent
+ (A=Archangel, my favorite song) (metal rat)”
This week’s “SNL” was livestreamed internationally on YouTube for the primary time ever, in additional than 100 international locations corresponding to Australia, Mexico, Russia, the U.Okay. and extra.
Contributing: Hannah Yasharoff, Charles Trepany