Remember a few months ago when Elon Musk and Grimes fused their cyborg genitals together and collaborated on a bionic baby? Then they named it X Æ A-12? And then they slightly changed it to X AE A-Xii? Well, get ready to feel as ancient as a decrepit old witch (Happy Halloween!), cuz that child is now old enough to have opinions, favorite films, and a blossoming career in robot music. In a new interview with the New York Times, Grimes says X AE A-Xii, who she calls X for short, is actually into some super cool shit. And she’s not just talking about the stuff in his Pampers.
Arguing that babies “do have taste,” Grimes, 32, said that “they definitely like some things. They don’t like other things. They fully have opinions.”
Grimes isn’t a mom to shy away from exposing her son to screen time, even R-rated screen time, she told the Times: “I’ve watched Apocalypse Now and stuff with my baby.”
“He’s into radical art,” she said of little X AE A-Xii, who she calls X for short. “Like, he just actually is, and I don’t think it’s problematic to engage with them on that level.”
I agree that it’s not problematic to let your five-month-old watch Apocalypse Now…cuz he won’t remember any of it! Unless I’m forgetting a scene where Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando play peek-a-boo and sing that “Baby Shark” song, it just won’t stick.
Grimes, who’s still going by “c”, which is a reference to the speed of light (names longer than a letter are, like, so this dimension), also shared that baby X helped her produce a new song for the app Endel:
“The first version, there was too many sort of sharp bells, and it caused tears and just general chaos,” she said of the lullaby. “X would smile more and stuff” as she came up with the final version, she said.
“I was basically personally just referencing ambient music I’ve heard, and then kind of trying to make it cuter,” she said of the track. “It’s a bit sparklier, a bit nicer.”
OK, sure! Elon also spoke to the Times back in July, and his opinions on child rearing were far less eccentric than his girlfriend’s:
“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”
Lovely. Elon has five older sons with his first wife: 16-year-old twins Griffin and Xavier, and 14-year-old triplets Damian, Saxon, and Kai. He says he’ll likely parent X similarly to “what I’ve done with my other kids.” Judging from the above quotes and his illustrious career, I’m sure Elon was a super hands-on dad who played catch with his boys in the backyard every night. The Musk boys are likely extremely well-adjusted, totally humble, and possess zero Elon issues. So go home, therapists lined up outside their mansion!