2020 has started out intensely – a US military confrontation with Iran, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stepped down as royals, and now Elon Musk’s girlfriend Grimes has reportedly announced that she is pregnant with the engineering maverick's child, posting nude pictures of herself on social media. The 31-year-old musician, who has been in a relationship with Musk since 2018, posted a photo of herself completely naked with a foetus photoshopped on her belly bump.
The post stayed up for a few hours, before it was deleted by Instagram, which prompted Grimes to upload a censored version. "Censored for insta haha almost got away with it", the musician wrote. Responding to a flood of comments and questions, she apparently confirmed that she is expecting a baby, writing:
"I thought about censoring them [nipples] for a hot minute haha (this may get taken down anyway) but the photo is so much less feral without the nipples. Plus being knocked up is a very feral & war-like state of being. Might as well be what it is".
After her comment, Pandora's Box had been opened...
grimes is pregnant with elon musk’s child... give me a second to process that pic.twitter.com/iKg51DiKPK— esme (@killbiill) January 8, 2020
trying to wrap my head around grimes being pregnant with elon musk’s baby pic.twitter.com/1uBxaAwrxZ— grifffffffffffffffin (@_gmoney) January 8, 2020
While some netizens rushed to congratulate the couple, others said they were quite unhappy about the news.
Congrats❣️— 💖≡lisaBEV (@NuovaRealta) January 8, 2020
Grimes being pregnant with Elon Musk's baby. Say it ain't so!— An Ungrateful Minx (@yosoymichael) January 8, 2020
Some even joked that the child of "the most important person alive on earth" and Grimes, known for her eccentric music videos and behavior, would bring about an end to the world.
the antichrist is coming— oh anna 🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷 (@complexodeepico) January 8, 2020
whatever demon grimes and elon musk produce will end the world as we know it pic.twitter.com/6fMMX8uSiz— liam (@princezeIda) January 8, 2020
Some netizens speculated about what it would look like, apparently referring to Musk’s comment that he used to be an alien.
Others thought of names the couple could give to the baby
Name it Grimey Musk!!!— Nile 🍚 (@nileinnit) January 8, 2020
Ooooo nice, or maybe Musky Grime?— Tasty Loot Gaming (@TastyLootGaming) January 9, 2020
Still others thought that the photo is a cover of Grimes’ upcoming album, which will be released on 21 February or a jab at singer Lady Gaga, who said in March of 2019 that she was pregnant with her sixth album.
Yeah, I think it's an album cover more than a bb announcement— computergateways (@computergatewa1) January 9, 2020
Are you trying to out-troll Gaga?— Cape God ♉︎ (@ChartreuseMoon) January 8, 2020