While pretty much nobody anticipated the Grimes-Elon Musk coupling, the pair have certainly been vocal in showing a united front since their relationship went public. Yesterday, Grimes — real name Claire Boucher — defended Musk amid allegations that one of his companies, Tesla, fired employees who had attempted to unionize.
In a flurry of tweets that have since been deleted — albeit now saved as screenshots via the magic of the internet — Boucher called the allegations “quite literally fake news.” She backed Musk fully, stating that she has “the receipts” from visiting Tesla sites, and that she has “investigated this heavily.”
— Luke O'Neil :/ (@lukeoneil47) May 22, 2018
Boucher went on to say that she’d address the matter properly via a Reddit AMA after she drops new music, but added that she doesn’t “wanna answer more questions cuz who i’m dating is irrelevant to my music.”
Musk also denied the claims via Twitter.
Nothing stopping Tesla team at our car plant from voting union. Could do so tmrw if they wanted. But why pay union dues & give up stock options for nothing? Our safety record is 2X better than when plant was UAW & everybody already gets healthcare.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 21, 2018
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