Elon Musk didn’t ask Sky Ferreira out, actually

The day after the Met Gala, rumors swirled that Elon Musk asked Sky Ferreira out. It originated with a Pop Crave parody account called @pop_crawe, which made a viral tweet that read, “It girl, model, singer, songwriter, Sky Ferreira refuses to date Elon Musk after being asked by his team at the 2022 Met Gala.” It was quickly picked up by some publications as a legit story.

Musk took to Twitter today to debunk the gossip, writing, “I didn’t ask anyone out or ask for a particular seat,” and adding, “This rumor is from a parody account, but was picked up by real media and Twitter trends (sigh).” There.

People were probably quick to believe this rumor, likely because of Musk’s notorious relationship with alt-pop star Grimes, whose music is pretty much in the same realm as Ferreira’s. Grimes was considered an independent star for a while, so after striking up a relationship with a billionaire, people couldn’t help but speculate about how she creates and releases music. On TikTok, she replied to a fan who asked her why she was on a label: “‘Need to get out of the control of indie music and I need $ for music videos etc. haha contrary to popular belief my boyfriend does not fund my career,” the “Oblivion” singer wrote.

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