Grimes says five-month-old baby X Æ A-XII Musk loves ‘radical art’ and watching Apocalypse Now

Adam White
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Elon Musk and Grimes at the 2018 Met Gala (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images)
Elon Musk and Grimes at the 2018 Met Gala (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images)

Grimes has claimed that her five-month-old baby with Elon Musk enjoys watching “radical art” and the surreal war film Apocalypse Now.

The Canadian musician announced in May that she had given birth to X Æ A-XII, pronounced “Ex Ash A Twelve", her first child with the controversial Tesla founder.

Grimes, who also goes by the name ‘c’ after the speed of light, has now created a lullaby inspired by her desire for a better sleeping aid for her young son.

“In general, stuff for babies is really just creatively bad,” Grimes told the New York Times. “I don’t want your first introduction to the world to just be all this aimless crap.”

“I’m not insulting babies. I’m just – it’s all very one vibe,” she continued, adding that babies “have taste”.

“They definitely like some things,” Grimes explained. “They don’t like other things. They fully have opinions. I’ve watched Apocalypse Now and stuff with my baby. He’s into radical art. Like, he just actually is, and I don’t think it’s problematic to engage with them on that level.”

Grimes has created the ambient soundscape, dubbed an “AI lullaby”, for Endel, a new sleeping app that uses artificial intelligence to generate soundscapes to fit different moods.

Elon Musk and Grimes at the 2018 Met GalaAngela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images
Elon Musk and Grimes at the 2018 Met GalaAngela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

In July, Grimes appeared to criticise Musk after he tweeted that “pronouns suck”. In a since-deleted tweet, Grimes wrote to Musk: “I love you but please turn off ur phone or give me a dall [sic]. I cannot support hate. Please stop this. I know this isn’t your heart.”

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