Did Grimes just Shade Elon Musk In New Song ‘Player of Games’?

It’s not a new concept for musicians to write and sing about their love life, the highs and even the lows. However, the songs become especially interesting when the musician is talking about a failed relationship with someone the public already knows about. Just look at the Weeknd and his songs people think are about his ex-girlfriend Bella Hadid. Or Taylor Swift’s Red Album largely dedicated to her romance with famous actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Now, we have Grimes singing about her ex-boyfriend Tesla owner and billionaire Elon Musk.

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Grimes drops new song ‘Player of Games’ that many believe is about Elon Musk

The singer released the song ‘Player of Games’ with a lyric video on YouTube:

In the song, Grimes sings with an electro-pop tune about loving a gamer. In fact, the guy she’s in love with is the “greatest gamer”. But there’s a catch, of course.

“I’m in love with the greatest gamer. But he’ll always love the game more than he loves me.”

Anyone who knows Elon Musk knows that he’s a passionate PC gamer and is very into technology. Some might be surprised to know that before Musk became a millionaire at 27, he was actually making video games. He shifted away to other industries such as having a business (known as Tesla Inc.) focusing on electric cars, solar energy and renewable energy.

Even though he’s become a businessman, he’s still not let go of his interests in gaming. Now 50, Elon Musk shared recently that he still loves to play Halo, a popular military science fiction video-game.

Moreover, Grimes also took another dig at Musk when she sweetly sings:

Sail away
To the cold expanse of space
Even love
Couldn’t keep you in your place
Why can’t you love me
Like that?
Why can’t you need me
Like that?

Elon Musk is also the CEO and founder of SpaceX, a private company that manufactures and launches spaceships and rockets. Recently, he was also in a major space race with another billionaire Jeff Bezos who owns the aerospace manufacturer as well as sub-orbital spaceflight services company Blue Origin. The space race is a race to determine who can achieve more in space exploration and development. It was previously only done between nations and governments. Now, private sectors are taking over thanks to billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.

But, what’s great for his career may not be great for his love life with Grimes. Evidently so. As Grimes is singing about it, Elon Musk admitted in September that his work was the main reason his relationship didn’t work out.

“It’s mostly that my work at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or traveling overseas and her work is primarily in LA.”

Elon Musk and Grimes were in a relationship for about three years and even had a baby together, son X Æ A-12, also known as “Baby X.”

The Tesla owner has five other kids, triplets Saxon, Damian, Kai and twins Xavier and Griffin with first ex-wife Justin Wilson. They also had another son, Nevada, but her unfortunately died of sudden infant death syndrome. He was also married to actress Talulah Riley who he married and divorced two times.

Now, let’s see if Elon Musk reacts to Grimes’ subtle dig at him!

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