Elon Musk drops rap song eulogizing Harambe the gorilla. Yes, really

Lowenna Waters
Monday 01 April 2019 08:45
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We thought we'd seen it all from Elon Musk, but we were wrong. Now, he's dropped a two-minute track called 'RIP Harambe' on SoundCloud, and it's as weird as you'd expect.

The Tesla CEO and SpaceX executive combined an old meme and a large dose of Auto-Tune in the surprise track, which he released under the fictitious label 'Emo G Records'.

The song is a tribute to Harambe, the gorilla who was killed in Cincinnati Zoo after dragging a three-year-old boy who climbed into the enclosure in 2016.

Yes, really.

And no, we don't know why, either.

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In the rap, Musk can be heard saying:

RIP Harambe/Sipping on some Bombay/We on our way to heaven/Amen, Amen. 

RIP Harambe/Smoking on some strong/In the gorilla zoo/And we thinking about you.

Since it was uploaded to SoundCloud early Saturday, the song has had more than 793,000 streams.

Speaking about his creation, he said:

This might be my finest work.

He added:

I’m disappointed that my record label failed.

Musk, 47, has been in trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission since last year, because of a tweet he sent out regards Tesla, his automotive and energy company based in Palo Alto, California.

Musk reached a settlement with the SEC last year, after he claimed on Twitter that he had secured funding to take Tesla private at $420 a share, and the SEC claimed that Musk had made 'false and misleading statements' regarding the funding.

The billionaire will appear in court on Thursday over a tweet he sent out in February in which he made statements about Tesla which the SEC claim don't reflect reality. Musk and his attorneys deny all the allegations.

HT New York Post

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