Elon Musk arrives in New York with partner Grimes and baby X Æ A-XII ahead of his SNL hosting gig

And ahead of rehearsals for his Saturday Night Live stint this week, controversial businessman Elon Musk was seen arriving to the east coast on Monday night.

Landing at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport, the 49-year-old Tesla CEO was joined by partner Grimes, 33, and their son X Æ A-XII, who turns one this month.

Musk, who recently moved from California to Texas could be seen in a grey T-shirt and black pants with a bandana around his neck, presumably used as a face mask.

Just landed: Elon Musk and partner Grimes are pictured arriving into a New Jersey airport on Monday ahead of Musk’s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live this week

Doting dad: After landing at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport, the 49-year-old Tesla CEO carried their son X Æ A-XII, who turns one this month

Doting dad: After landing at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport, the 49-year-old Tesla CEO carried their son X Æ A-XII, who turns one this month

Singer Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, wore a floral skirt with raised hem which revealed one of her huge leg tattoos.

The Canadian hitmaker teamed it with combat boots and a sweater with backwards baseball cap.

Musk could be seen cradling their baby son who wore a pastel blue onesie, as the couple hopped in a ride to Manhattan. 

News that Musk would be hosting SNL – with music by Miley Cyrus – prompted huge backlash online last month and angered several cast members, who think it is not right that a businessman, rather than a performer, be given the honor.

And there have been early signs of tension between the long-running show’s core cast members and Musk, who is worth an estimated $173 billion.

Musk, who recently moved from California to Texas could be seen in a grey T-shirt and black pants with a bandana around his neck, presumably used as a face mask

Musk, who recently moved from California to Texas could be seen in a grey T-shirt and black pants with a bandana around his neck, presumably used as a face mask

Little one: The couple started dating in 2018 and welcomed X in May 2020

Little one: The couple started dating in 2018 and welcomed X in May 2020

Singer Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, wore a floral skirt with raised hem which revealed one of her huge leg tattoos.

Singer Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, wore a floral skirt with raised hem which revealed one of her huge leg tattoos.

Last week, Musk wrote on Twitter: ‘Let’s find out how live Saturday Night Live really is.’

Sharing a screenshot of the tweet Bowen Yang reacted on his Instagram Stories, with the response ‘what the f*** does this even mean’.

Aidy Bryant echoed Yang’s concerns and shared a tweet by Bernie Sanders.

The tweet read: ‘The 50 wealthiest people in America today own more wealth than the bottom half of our people.

‘Let me repeat that, because it is almost too absurd to believe: the 50 wealthiest people in this country own more wealth than some 165 MILLION Americans. That is a moral obscenity. (sic)’ 

The engineer is the the first non-actor or non-athlete since 2015 to host the comedy sketch show.

Big city: The couple were seen getting in a car and presumably heading to New York

Big city: The couple were seen getting in a car and presumably heading to New York

On the move: Grimes, carried a floral backpack, no doubt containing some travel essentials for their tot

On the move: Grimes, carried a floral backpack, no doubt containing some travel essentials for their tot

'Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?' Musk asked his 52 million followers on Twitter

‘Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?’ Musk asked his 52 million followers on Twitter

'Irony Man ¿ defeats villains using the power of irony', was one joke he suggested

‘Irony Man – defeats villains using the power of irony’, was one joke he suggested

Musk, who has a reputation for his unfiltered Twitter feed, wrote: 'Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank'

Musk, who has a reputation for his unfiltered Twitter feed, wrote: ‘Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank’

Musk Tweeted: 'Woke James Bond'. It was unclear if this was another idea for a joke

Musk Tweeted: ‘Woke James Bond’. It was unclear if this was another idea for a joke

And in preparation for the gig, he took to Twitter to ask for ideas for jokes and sketches.  

‘Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?’ Musk asked.

‘Irony Man – defeats villains using the power of irony,’ Musk Tweeted.

‘Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank,’ was another.

He also suggested ‘Woke James Bond’.

Comedian Andrew Dismukes also questioned the decision to hire the businessman.

Andrew referenced the former SNL star Cher-E Oteri, saying: ‘Only CEO I wanna do sketch with is Cher-E Oteri.’

A source told The New York Post that cast members would not be forced to appear with Musk if they didn’t want to.

‘Speaking historically, if a cast member has been that unhappy, they don’t have to do it,’ a source told on Friday.

Bowen Yang

Bowen Yang posted Musk's tweet on Stories with the response 'what the f*** does this even mean' after Musk tweeted: 'Let's find out how live Saturday Night Live really is'

Bowen Yang posted Musk’s tweet on Stories with the response ‘what the f*** does this even mean’ after Musk tweeted: ‘Let’s find out how live Saturday Night Live really is’

Aidy Bryant

Aidy Bryant seemed to aim a subtle shot at Musk, the world's second richest man, by posting an old quote from Senator Bernie Sanders

Aidy Bryant seemed to aim a subtle shot at Musk, the world’s second richest man, by posting an old quote from Senator Bernie Sanders

They said that Lorne Michaels, the boss of SNL, ‘won’t ever make them do anything they don’t want to do.’

No cast members have pulled out of the show yet, the paper said.

Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday.

The source added: ‘Whether you like him or not, Elon is a very interesting character. He’s very much a showman.’

As soon as it was announced that Musk would be appearing, fans took to social media to share their outrage about Musk’s upcoming appearance.

Andrew Dismukes, who became a featured player this season, also joined in, joking 'Only CEO I wanna do sketch with is Cher-E Oteri' in reference to the former SNL star

Andrew Dismukes

Andrew Dismukes, who became a featured player this season, also joined in, joking ‘Only CEO I wanna do sketch with is Cher-E Oteri’ in reference to the former SNL star

One wrote: ‘Elon Musk hosting SNL is huge for guys still making ‘that’s what she said’ jokes who think they’d be great at hosting SNL (sic)’

Another added: ‘There really was nobody else available to host SNL? Elon Musk? Why?’

Musk and Grimes – who started dating in 2018 – welcomed their son in May 2020.

Musk later revealed the pronunciation of their sons name, explaining it’s X Ash A Twelve. Æ is a character used in some languages, and is often pronounced ‘ash,’.

Meanwhile, the businessman recently admitted that his girlfriend Grimes has a ‘much bigger role’ in parenting their son X.

He said: ‘Well, babies are just eating and pooping machines, you know?

‘Right now there’s not much I can do. Grimes has a much bigger role than me right now. When the kid gets older, there will be more of a role for me.’ 

Though a surefire way to get eyeballs on the screen, many fans took issue with the tech wizard hosting, as they felt he didn't need more exposure as he boasts a net worth of $177B dollars

Though a surefire way to get eyeballs on the screen, many fans took issue with the tech wizard hosting, as they felt he didn’t need more exposure as he boasts a net worth of $177B dollars

The biggest divorce since Bezos: Bill and Melinda Gates will have to divide his Microsoft fortune

The biggest divorce since Bezos: Bill and Melinda Gates will have to divide his Microsoft fortune which made him the world’s youngest billionaire at 31 – before he pledged to give it away rather than leave it to his kids

  • Bill and Melinda Gates are worth an estimated $130 billion, according to Forbes
  • The couple, who married in 1994, have their main $125 million home in Seattle
  • They also own a $43 million estate in Del Mar, California
  • The pair own a private jet and have a jaw-dropping art collection
  • The couple have three children – Jennifer, 25; Phoebe, 18; and Rory, 21 

Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce will be the largest division of assets since Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie split in mid 2019.

The Gateses are worth an estimated $130 billion, making them the third-richest people in the world, behind Bezos and Elon Musk.

When the Bezos divorce was finalized in July 2019, she received $38.3 billion worth of Amazon stock – making her the richest woman in the world. 

Like the Gates, they had been married for decades: the Bezoses for 25 years, and the Gateses for 27 years.

MacKenzie Bezos had also been heavily involved in the early days of their company, Amazon – much like how Melinda Gates played a senior role at Microsoft.

The Gateses, who have three children – Jennifer, 25; Phoebe, 18; and Rory, 21 – have their main home in Washington state, on the outskirts of Seattle.

Bill and Melinda Gates, pictured in November 2019 with Jennifer, Phoebe and Rory

They also own property in California, Florida, Wyoming and Massachusetts.

In addition, they have a private jet and an astonishing art collection. He also owns a fleet of fast cars. 

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Miley Cyrus goes braless in a pink tee while going for a hike in LA

Miley Cyrus was seen going for a casual braless hike in Los Angeles on Friday just a week before she is set to take the stage at SNL alongside host Elon Musk.

And the 28-year-old singer — who released her latest song Without You with The Kid LAROI on April 29 — looked at ease as she soaked up the sun while trekking through nature. 

While promoting the May 8 episode of Saturday Night Live, Cyrus received scrutiny from fans for engaging with Musk on Twitter, with many pleading with her to disengage with the controversial Tesla founder. 

Take a hike! Miley Cyrus, 28, goes braless in a graphic pink T-shirt while hiking in LA ahead of her May 8 SNL performance gig alongside controversial Tesla founder Elon Musk

Miley slipped into a pair of black yoga pants and felt no need for a sports bra while on the glorified stroll. 

She sported proper footwear for the occasion as she trotted along in black sneakers and tied her platinum hair up in a tiny ponytail. 

The Plastic Hearts crooner kept hydrated with a Mountain Valley glass water bottle and remained protected with a face mask which rested below a pair of square sunglasses. 

In the past she has revealed odd ways to keep up her stamina ahead of a live performance which includes singing while running on the treadmill to ensure maximum lung capacity. 

Performance prep: In the past she has revealed odd ways to keep up her stamina ahead of a live performance which includes singing while running on the treadmill to ensure maximum lung capacity

Performance prep: In the past she has revealed odd ways to keep up her stamina ahead of a live performance which includes singing while running on the treadmill to ensure maximum lung capacity 

But ahead of her SNL performance she seemed to exercise just her fingers on social media much to her fan’s chagrin. 

Many had taken issue with the business mogul being tapped to host, with some pleading for Miley to do ‘double duty’ as host and performer instead, and things continued to brew this week. 

After a fan posted a photoshopped image of Musk riding a big steel ball as a nod to her Wrecking Ball music video, Cyrus and Musk exchanged words ahead of their collaborative debut.  

‘Alright Elon just…hear me out,’ Twitter user @OwenSparks_ wrote as he teed up a possible idea for the SNL performance.   

What a wreck! After a fan posted a photoshopped image of Musk riding a big steel ball as a nod to her Wrecking Ball music video, Cyrus and Musk exchanged words ahead of their collaborative debut

What a wreck! After a fan posted a photoshopped image of Musk riding a big steel ball as a nod to her Wrecking Ball music video, Cyrus and Musk exchanged words ahead of their collaborative debut 

#MileyAndMusk: Elon responded by tagging Miley and writing: 'Might be something there haha,' to which Cyrus triumphantly commented '@elonmusk I'm down if you are!,' adding '#MileyandMusk to the moon'

#MileyAndMusk: Elon responded by tagging Miley and writing: ‘Might be something there haha,’ to which Cyrus triumphantly commented ‘@elonmusk I’m down if you are!,’ adding ‘#MileyandMusk to the moon’

Surprise! When NBC announced the very surprising casting news last week, fans were quick to put in their two cents on both Instagram and Twitter, but the heat was predominantly directed towards the SpaceX founder

Surprise! When NBC announced the very surprising casting news last week, fans were quick to put in their two cents on both Instagram and Twitter, but the heat was predominantly directed towards the SpaceX founder

Elon responded by tagging Miley and writing: ‘Might be something there haha,’ to which Cyrus triumphantly commented ‘@elonmusk I’m down if you are!,’ adding ‘#MileyandMusk to the moon.’ 

Fans fired back a range of not so nice comments. ‘Miley please you don’t have to pretend to like him,’ wrote one fan, while another pleaded: ‘Delete this we will pretend that we didn’t see.’  

When NBC announced the very surprising casting news last week, fans were quick to put in their two cents on both Instagram and Twitter. 

‘Was literally NO ONE else available to host?,’ said one user. And another made it clear the backlash had nothing to do with Miley — until she seemed to anger fans by engaging with Musk — as they said: ‘Please just let Miley do double duty.’ 

Doubling up: 'Please just let Miley do double duty,' wrote one user

Doubling up: ‘Please just let Miley do double duty,’ wrote one user

'No one wants this': A very vocal Twitter user pleaded for the network and SNL executives to re-think their decision as they wrote: 'I can not think of a single person who wants this'

‘No one wants this’: A very vocal Twitter user pleaded for the network and SNL executives to re-think their decision as they wrote: ‘I can not think of a single person who wants this’

Causing a stir: The hosting backlash wasn't just limited to fans and viewers of the show as cast players Bowen Yang and Aidy Bryant took their grievances to social media after Musk tweeted 'Let's find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is'; pictured December 2020

Causing a stir: The hosting backlash wasn’t just limited to fans and viewers of the show as cast players Bowen Yang and Aidy Bryant took their grievances to social media after Musk tweeted ‘Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is’; pictured December 2020

But the backlash wasn’t just limited to fans and viewers of the show as cast players Bowen Yang and Aidy Bryant took their grievances to social media after Musk tweeted: ‘Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is.’ 

Yang wrote: ‘What the f**k does this even mean?’ while reposting the tweet to his Instagram story, and Bryant took a veiled dig at Musk as she shared a post from Senator Bernie Sanders about the obscenity of wealth distribution in this country. 

Musk is said to be worth $177B according to Forbes‘ calculations as of April 6. 

A source told Page Six on April 30 that cast members won’t be forced to appear in skits with Musk if they ‘don’t want to.’

‘Speaking historically, if a cast member has been that unhappy, they don’t have to do it,’ an insider shared. ‘[‘SNL’ boss Lorne Michaels] won’t ever make them do anything they don’t want to do.’

At their discretion: A source told Page Six on April 30 that SNL cast members won't be forced to appear in skits with Musk if they 'don't want to' after both Bryant and Yang took their gripe with the hosting gig public

At their discretion: A source told Page Six on April 30 that SNL cast members won’t be forced to appear in skits with Musk if they ‘don’t want to’ after both Bryant and Yang took their gripe with the hosting gig public 

Miley Cyrus leaves Hollywood hair salon after dropping video for her The Kid Laroi remix Without You

Miley Cyrus leaves West Hollywood hair salon wearing pink mask and white tank top after dropping video for her The Kid Laroi remix Without You

She’s set to be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on May 8.

And on Thursday, Miley Cyrus was seen leaving a hair salon in West Hollywood after dropping a remix of Kid Laroi’s track Without You.

She’s also announced that the 17-year-old recording artist will be joining her on the NBC skit show, which will be hosted by Elon Musk.

Out and about: Miley Cyrus was seen leaving a hair salon in West Hollywood on Thursday sporting a tousled look and wearing a pink face mask

Miley, 28, was dressed in a white Gautier tank and very distressed jeans.

Her hair was in a tousled state and she had on a pink face mask.

She carried a green tote with red handles over one shoulder and was accompanied by a couple of male pals.

Company:  Miley, 28, was dressed in a white Gautier tank and very distressed jeans. She carried a green tote over one shoulder and was accompanied by a couple of male pals

Company:  Miley, 28, was dressed in a white Gautier tank and very distressed jeans. She carried a green tote over one shoulder and was accompanied by a couple of male pals

Without You is featured on The Kid Laroi’s 2020 album Savage Love and describes the pain of separation after the end of a love affair. 

Cyrus directed the music video for the remix and in it, she and the Australian teen take turns singing the verses before uniting for the chorus.

Laroi told Entertainment Tonight Thursday he’s excited at the release of the remix as well as thrilled to have collaborated with Miley.

New music: Also Thursday, she dropped the music video for her remix of The Kid Laroi's track Without You. She directed the video in which she stars with the 17-year-old Australian

New music: Also Thursday, she dropped the music video for her remix of The Kid Laroi’s track Without You. She directed the video in which she stars with the 17-year-old Australian

Collaborators: Laroi told Entertainment Tonight Thursday he's excited at the release of the remix as well as thrilled to have collaborated with Miley

Collaborators: Laroi told Entertainment Tonight Thursday he’s excited at the release of the remix as well as thrilled to have collaborated with Miley

‘I’m happy for people to hear it. It’s crazy!’ he told ET. 

‘I grew up with my older cousins watching Hannah Montana at my auntie’s house, so yeah, it’s funny. It’s fire!’

He shared he had met the Wrecking Ball hitmaker via producer Omer Fedi, who has worked with the star.

She also offered him some advice, Laroi revealed.

‘She just told me stay focused… And don’t get so caught up in all the other extra s***,’ he said. ‘Just stay focused on the music, and creating the best music possible.’

Upcoming TV appearance: Miley has announced that Laroi will be joining her on Saturday Night Live on May 8 when she will be the musical guest on an episode hosted by Elon Musk

Upcoming TV appearance: Miley has announced that Laroi will be joining her on Saturday Night Live on May 8 when she will be the musical guest on an episode hosted by Elon Musk

 

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Miley Cyrus receives sharp feedback after promoting her SNL appearance with Elon Musk

Miley Cyrus was criticised by fans as she promoted her upcoming Saturday Night Live appearance with Elon Musk – after he was accused of ‘destroying the planet.’

The billionaire’s girlfriend Grimes staunchly defended him earlier this week when TikTokers also slammed him over his treatment of women – with Miley, 28, facing a backlash from SNL fans over a playful Instagram exchange in support of the show,

The pair are both slated to appear on the show on May 8 – with a fan tweeting a picture to Musk with him sitting on a massive wrecking ball in a parody of Miley’s 2013 video for the hit Wrecking Ball and captioned: ‘Alright Elon just…. hear me out.’

Musk was snapped in Berlin last year

Oh dear: Miley Cyrus was criticised by fans as she promoted her upcoming Saturday Night Live appearance with Elon Musk – after he was accused of ‘destroying the planet’ 

Musk said in response, ‘Might be something there haha,’ to which Cyrus responded, ‘I’m down if you are!’ with an emoji of a rocket, moon and Saturn. She added, ‘#MileyAndMusk to the moon!’

Some irate fans took Cyrus to task among her cozy demeanor with the SpaceX magnate, who Forbes has estimated to be worth in the neighborhood of $177 billion – and urged her to remove the exchange.

One user wrote, ‘Delete this we will pretend that we didn’t see,’ while another said, ‘Bestieeeee it’s not too late delete this.’

Details: Some took Cyrus to task among her cozy demeanor with the SpaceX magnate, who Forbes has estimated to be worth in the neighborhood of $177 billion

Details: Some took Cyrus to task among her cozy demeanor with the SpaceX magnate, who Forbes has estimated to be worth in the neighborhood of $177 billion

A Cyrus fan wrote, ‘Miley please you don’t have to pretend to like him,’ while another said, ‘No thanks we only want miley.’  

Another user brought up Musk’s massive wealth, writing: ‘Yes queen infiltrate and redistribute that wealth we love to see it.’

Other past business moguls to host the show include late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in 1990, and former NBC programming president Brandon Tartikoff in 1983. 

A number of fans were put off by Miley's collaboration with the billionaire businessman

A number of fans were put off by Miley’s collaboration with the billionaire businessman 

Cyrus has been a musical guest on the show on five previous occasions. 

Her most recent came in April 2020 during an at-home episode in which she sang the Pink Floyd song Wish You Were Here. She’s hosted the show in 2011, 2013 and 2015, also being the musical guest in the latter two.

The music superstar is getting ready to release a collaboration with The Kid Laroi’s called Without You, which is set to be released Friday.

This comes as Musk’s girlfriend Grimes did not sit idly by when TikTokers came for her boyfriend, billionaire Elon Musk on social media on Sunday.

 

Support: Some of the singer's fans noted Musk's massive personal wealth in their responses and showed their support for the upcoming appearance

Support: Some of the singer’s fans noted Musk’s massive personal wealth in their responses and showed their support for the upcoming appearance  

The 33-year-old, whose real name is Claire Boucher, jumped into the comments of a video of herself ‘sword dancing’ to defend Elon against criticism about his treatment of women and ‘destroying the planet and humanity.’

‘I try to correct the misconceptions,’ Grimes said to one person.  

Commenters came after Elon, and by extension Grimes herself, on a recent TikTok video shared by the avant garde singer on Sunday. 

In one typo riddled message, a TikToker asked: ‘GRIMESSS. HOW ARE YOU DOING THIS AND ACTIVLEY [sic] SLEEP1NG WITH THE MAN WHO LOTERALLY [sic] DESTROY THE PLANET AND HUMANITY.’  

Defender: Grimes jumped into the comments of a TikTok video Sunday to defend  her boyfriend Elon against criticism about his treatment of women and 'destroying the planet and humanity'

Defender: Grimes jumped into the comments of a TikTok video Sunday to defend  her boyfriend Elon against criticism about his treatment of women and ‘destroying the planet and humanity’

Rather than letting the comments slide, Grimes responded directly: ‘How is he doing these things? His whole career is about making travel/house power etc sustainable and green. It’s worth a deep dive.’

Other users jumped in with various critiques of the 49-year-old Tesla CEO – from his treatment of women to how he spends his considerable wealth.  

‘Ppl keep asking this,’ Grimes said in reference to those commenting on how Musk is rich enough to end mass hunger. ‘But just throwing $ doesn’t solve it. He’s trying to focus on the issues he knows he can solve and they r real essential issues.’ 

Another user asked: ‘Bestie can you confirm he’s not a men’s rights activist? Some people online have been saying that & I’m concerned.’ 

‘He’s not,’ Grimes snapped back. ‘Def he’s been very immature at points on Twitter but for ex the president of spaceX is a woman, as is his right hand at Neuralink etc.’   

In one typo riddled message, a TikToker asked: 'GRIMESSS. HOW ARE YOU DOING THIS AND ACTIVLEY [sic] SLEEP1NG WITH THE MAN WHO LOTERALLY [sic] DESTROY THE PLANET AND HUMANITY,'

Rather than letting the comments slide, Grimes responded directly: 'How is he doing these things? His whole career is about making travel/house power etc sustainable and green. It's worth a deep dive.'

In one typo riddled message, a TikToker asked: ‘GRIMESSS. HOW ARE YOU DOING THIS AND ACTIVLEY [sic] SLEEP1NG WITH THE MAN WHO LOTERALLY [sic] DESTROY THE PLANET AND HUMANITY,’

Elsewhere in the comments, Grimes said she ‘accepted’ this type of talk about her boyfriend of several years but was just too ‘close to it so sum times.’

‘I try to correct the misconceptions haha,’ she wrote.

Grimes and Elon have been romantically linked since 2018. Last May they welcomed their first child together, a baby boy they bizarrely named X AE A-XII.  

This recent back and forth between Grimes and Elon’s detractors comes as the mogul is catching backlash from comedy fans who are upset that he will host an upcoming episode of SNL next month. 

The longtime NBC variety show made the announcement via social media as they shared a photo with Musk’s name alongside Miley Cyrus — who was tapped as musical guest — captioning the image ‘Musk See TV.’

'He's not,' Grimes snapped back at someone accusing Musk of being a 'men's rights activist'. 'Def he's been very immature at points on Twitter but for ex the president of spaceX is a woman, as is his right hand at Neuralink etc.'

‘He’s not,’ Grimes snapped back at someone accusing Musk of being a ‘men’s rights activist’. ‘Def he’s been very immature at points on Twitter but for ex the president of spaceX is a woman, as is his right hand at Neuralink etc.’

Committed couple: Grimes and Elon have been romantically linked since 2018 and last May they welcomed their first child together, a baby boy they bizarrely named X AE A-XII

Committed couple: Grimes and Elon have been romantically linked since 2018 and last May they welcomed their first child together, a baby boy they bizarrely named X AE A-XII

Not having it: This recent back and forth between Grimes and Elon's detractors comes as the mogul is catching backlash from comedy fans who are upset that he will host an upcoming episode of SNL next month

Not having it: This recent back and forth between Grimes and Elon’s detractors comes as the mogul is catching backlash from comedy fans who are upset that he will host an upcoming episode of SNL next month

The news came as shock to many as the program does not usually tap business moguls such as the SpaceX founder to play host, but it seemed a lucrative move on SNL’s part despite overwhelmingly negative fan reaction.

Amongst a flurry of ‘OMG, NO,’ comments on the show’s Instagram account and Twitter, one remark of approval was hard to come by.

‘idk how much communication you have with lorne or the higher ups, but someone needs to tell them that absolutely no one wants this. i can not think of a single person who wants this,’ a Twitter user wrote.  

Jokes? The longtime NBC variety show made the announcement via social media as they shared a photo with Musk's name alongside Miley Cyrus — who was tapped as musical guest — captioning the image 'Musk See TV'

Jokes? The longtime NBC variety show made the announcement via social media as they shared a photo with Musk’s name alongside Miley Cyrus — who was tapped as musical guest — captioning the image ‘Musk See TV’

Why Bitcoin is surging and who it can be used to buy a car

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are surging despite not being regulated in Australia and can now be used to buy a second-hand car.

In just little more than four years, Bitcoin was soared from being worth less than $1,000 to $81,500 earlier this month.

But the world’s most well-known cryptocurrency is volatile and is now worth less than $69,000. 

The price of Bitcoin in March surged past the $US60,000 mark – or $A80,000 at the time – after billionaire Tesla chief Elon Musk revealed he had bought $US1.5billion worth of the digital currency.

His fully-electric cars can also be bought with Bitcoin. 

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are surging despite not being regulated in Australia and can now be used to buy a secondhand car. In just little more than four years, Bitcoin was soared from being worth less than $1,000 to $81,500 earlier this month

With one Bitcoin now worth about $A69,000, half a Bitcoin can be traded to buy a $34,500 used car in Australia on CarBuyers.com.au.

Daniel Werzberger, the transformational director at CarBuyers.com.au, said car sellers increasingly wanted to be paid in alternative, digital currencies. 

‘As cryptocurrencies have increased in popularity, they are increasingly viewed as legitimate alternatives to traditional coin and paper based tender,’ he said.

Unlike shares, which trade through the Australian Securities Exchange, cryptocurrencies are traded on platforms but are not subject to stringent government regulation.

BTC Markets chief executive Caroline Bowler, whose company helps investors buy and sell cryptocurrency, said Bitcoin was popular because only 21million would ever be issued.

‘This confidence has increased demand and limited supply, as holders don’t want to sell,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

BTC Markets chief executive Caroline Bowler, whose company helps investors buy and sell cryptocurrency, said Bitcoin was popular because only 21million would ever be issued

BTC Markets chief executive Caroline Bowler, whose company helps investors buy and sell cryptocurrency, said Bitcoin was popular because only 21million would ever be issued

‘When limit meets demand, the price naturally rises.’

Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe that month hinted he wanted to create a local cryptocurrency.

Liberal senator Andrew Bragg, the chairman of a parliamentary committee on regulating financial technology, this month said blockchain platforms needed to be regulated but admitted he didn’t know exactly how.

‘A driver of the problem is that blockchain is a new form of property right,’ he said.

‘It is not, of itself, a security, a share, a bond, personal property, or a contract.’ 

Unlike the stock market, where investors buy entire shares, Bitcoin investors buy slices of a Bitcoin much like a hungry partygoer buys a slice of pizza at a late night kebab shop.

Unlike the stock market, where investors buy entire shares, Bitcoin investors buy slices of a Bitcoin much like a hungry partygoer buys a slice of pizza at a late night kebab shop

Unlike the stock market, where investors buy entire shares, Bitcoin investors buy slices of a Bitcoin much like a hungry partygoer buys a slice of pizza at a late night kebab shop

‘Buying digital assets flips the process on its head,’ Ms Bowler said.

‘Rather than being forced to find the money to buy the whole pizza, the technology allows you to slice it down to what you can afford.

‘Ironically, the first Bitcoin transaction in 2010 was to buy pizza with 10,000 Bitcoin, a transaction now worth an eye-watering $650,000,000.’

That means someone can spend as little as $10 investing in cryptocurrency. 

Unlike the Australian Securities Exchange, which operates between 10am and 4pm, cryptocurrency settlement on a trading platform is instant 

Daniel Werzberger, the transformational director at CarBuyers.com.au, said car sellers increasingly wanted to be paid in alternative, digital currencies. Pictured is a previous model Toyota Corolla

Daniel Werzberger, the transformational director at CarBuyers.com.au, said car sellers increasingly wanted to be paid in alternative, digital currencies. Pictured is a previous model Toyota Corolla

‘We tell new clients to start with as little as $10 or even less, and get used to how it is different to traditional shares,’ Ms Bowler said.

‘Settlement is immediate for example and you’re buying or selling directly with other users of the exchange.’  

Nonetheless Finder co-founder Fred Schebesta, a Bitcoin evangelist, admitted investors needed to be prepared for big price fluctuations.

‘It is highly volatile and a high risk asset, this is not financial advice and you should consider if it’s right for you before making any financial decisions,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.

Grimes defends boyfriend Elon Musk after he was accused of ‘destroying the planet and humanity’

Grimes trades jabs with TikTokers accusing her boyfriend Elon Musk of ‘destroying the planet and humanity’ and being a ‘men’s rights activist’

  • Grimes defended her boyfriend and the father of her son, billionaire Elon Musk, after he was accused of ‘destroying the planet and humanity’ and being a ‘men’s rights activist’
  • The singer traded barbed comments with people on TikTok writing to one: ‘I try to correct the misconceptions’ 
  • At one point, Grimes did admit that Musk has been ‘very immature at points on Twitter’ when it comes to women but has placed females in positions of power at his company
  • Grimes and Elon has been together since 2018 and in 2020 they welcomed son X AE A-XII 
  • Elon is also facing backlash from SNL fans upset that the sketch show tapped Musk to host in May 

Singer Grimes did not sit idly by when TikTokers came for her boyfriend, billionaire Elon Musk on social media Sunday.

The 33-year-old, whose real name is Claire Boucher, jumped into the comments of a video of herself ‘sword dancing’ to defend Elon against criticism about his treatment of women and ‘destroying the planet and humanity.’

‘I try to correct the misconceptions,’ Grimes said to one person.

Defender: Grimes jumped into the comments of a TikTok video Sunday to defend  her boyfriend Elon against criticism about his treatment of women and ‘destroying the planet and humanity’

Commenters came after Elon, and by extension Grimes herself, on a recent TikTok video shared by the avant garde singer on Sunday. 

In one typo riddled message, a TikToker asked: ‘GRIMESSS. HOW ARE YOU DOING THIS AND ACTIVLEY [sic] SLEEP1NG WITH THE MAN WHO LOTERALLY [sic] DESTROY THE PLANET AND HUMANITY.’

Rather than letting the comments slide, Grimes responded directly: ‘How is he doing these things? His whole career is about making travel/house power etc sustainable and green. It’s worth a deep dive.’

Other users jumped in with various critiques of the 49-year-old Tesla CEO – from his treatment of women to how he spends his considerable wealth.

In one typo riddled message, a TikToker asked: 'GRIMESSS. HOW ARE YOU DOING THIS AND ACTIVLEY [sic] SLEEP1NG WITH THE MAN WHO LOTERALLY [sic] DESTROY THE PLANET AND HUMANITY,'

Rather than letting the comments slide, Grimes responded directly: 'How is he doing these things? His whole career is about making travel/house power etc sustainable and green. It's worth a deep dive.'

In one typo riddled message, a TikToker asked: ‘GRIMESSS. HOW ARE YOU DOING THIS AND ACTIVLEY [sic] SLEEP1NG WITH THE MAN WHO LOTERALLY [sic] DESTROY THE PLANET AND HUMANITY,’

‘Ppl keep asking this,’ Grimes said in reference to those commenting on how Musk is rich enough to end mass hunger. ‘But just throwing $ doesn’t solve it. He’s trying to focus on the issues he knows he can solve and they r real essential issues.’ 

Another user asked: ‘Bestie can you confirm he’s not a men’s rights activist? Some people online have been saying that & I’m concerned.’ 

‘He’s not,’ Grimes snapped back. ‘Def he’s been very immature at points on Twitter but for ex the president of spaceX is a woman, as is his right hand at Neuralink etc.’

'He's not,' Grimes snapped back at someone accusing Musk of being a 'men's rights activist'. 'Def he's been very immature at points on Twitter but for ex the president of spaceX is a woman, as is his right hand at Neuralink etc.'

‘He’s not,’ Grimes snapped back at someone accusing Musk of being a ‘men’s rights activist’. ‘Def he’s been very immature at points on Twitter but for ex the president of spaceX is a woman, as is his right hand at Neuralink etc.’

Elsewhere in the comments, Grimes said she ‘accepted’ this type of talk about her boyfriend of several years but was just too ‘close to it so sum times.’

‘I try to correct the misconceptions haha,’ she wrote.

Grimes and Elon have been romantically linked since 2018. Last May they welcomed their first child together, a baby boy they bizarrely named X AE A-XII.

Committed couple: Grimes and Elon have been romantically linked since 2018 and last May they welcomed their first child together, a baby boy they bizarrely named X AE A-XII

Committed couple: Grimes and Elon have been romantically linked since 2018 and last May they welcomed their first child together, a baby boy they bizarrely named X AE A-XII

This recent back and forth between Grimes and Elon’s detractors comes as the mogul is catching backlash from comedy fans who are upset that he will host an upcoming episode of SNL next month.  

The longtime NBC variety show made the announcement via social media as they shared a photo with Musk’s name alongside Miley Cyrus — who was tapped as musical guest — captioning the image ‘Musk See TV.’

The news came as shock to many as the program does not usually tap business moguls such as the SpaceX founder to play host, but it seemed a lucrative move on SNL’s part despite overwhelmingly negative fan reaction.

Not having it: This recent back and forth between Grimes and Elon's detractors comes as the mogul is catching backlash from comedy fans who are upset that he will host an upcoming episode of SNL next month

Not having it: This recent back and forth between Grimes and Elon’s detractors comes as the mogul is catching backlash from comedy fans who are upset that he will host an upcoming episode of SNL next month

Jokes? The longtime NBC variety show made the announcement via social media as they shared a photo with Musk's name alongside Miley Cyrus — who was tapped as musical guest — captioning the image 'Musk See TV'

Jokes? The longtime NBC variety show made the announcement via social media as they shared a photo with Musk’s name alongside Miley Cyrus — who was tapped as musical guest — captioning the image ‘Musk See TV’

Amongst a flurry of ‘OMG, NO,’ comments on the show’s Instagram account and Twitter, one remark of approval was hard to come by.

‘idk how much communication you have with lorne or the higher ups, but someone needs to tell them that absolutely no one wants this. i can not think of a single person who wants this,’ a Twitter user wrote.  

Musk and Miley’s episode of SNL will air May 8. 

Hostess with the mostess? Musk and Miley's episode of SNL will air May 8

Hostess with the mostess? Musk and Miley’s episode of SNL will air May 8

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