Grimes Says Baby X Æ A-XII Musk Loves ‘Radical Art’ and Watches ‘Apocalypse Now’

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Grimes has given an insight into what her son, X Æ A-XII, enjoys doing at home – and let’s just say, it’s not at all what you’d expect from a 5-month-old baby.


The eccentric Tesla founder is arguably one of the most intelligent people of our era, and Grimes is definitely one of the most creative so, of course, we were all expecting big – if not a little strange – things from their offspring.

Did we really expect their infant son to be weighing in on conversive art pieces and old war movies just yet? I’m not sure we did.

Earlier this year, Musk and his equally eccentric partner, Grimes, welcomed their first baby into the world, and, ever since, all anyone can really talk about is their rather unusual choice of name.  

Real name Claire Boucher, the techno DJ went public with the billionaire at the Met Gala in 2018.

And on Grimes’ Instagram page, which is certainly a rollercoaster experience when scrolling through it, there is no sign at all of Musk.

Rumors began to circulate around Grimes being pregnant with Musk’s child.  

She revealed to the media that she was, indeed, 7-months pregnant with Musk’s child.

Grimes said “music and raving” would play a big part in it. “The baby has already been exposed to a lot of techno in the womb,” she said.

And, shortly before the birth, Grimes announced that they planned on raising their child as gender-neutral.

When asked, “Will you have a boy or a girl?”, Grimes replied, “They may decide their fate and identity.”

Talking on YouTube, Grimes added: “I don’t want to say the gender of the baby… because I feel like their privacy should be protected. I don’t think they can consent to being famous or being in public. And I don’t want to gender them in case that’s not how they feel in their life. I don’t know, I just feel like it doesn’t need to be known.”

And this Twitter user was completely right because Musk’s photo shortly after the birth certainly did break the internet.

On May 4th, which is ironically Star Wars day, Grimes and Musk welcomed their baby into the world, with Musk sharing this adorable photo on Twitter in response to eager fans.

And when asked what the baby’s name is, Musk replied with, “X Æ A-12 Musk.”

But it really wasn’t – the baby was actually called “X Æ A-12 Musk.”  

And the cruel memes were quick to flood in.

Grimes responded in the best possible way.

“I think it sounds like the name of the main character in the story… I hope he vibes with that. Ok, going back into the pain/beauty reverie for sum time just came on to add my thoughts – peace and love,” she wrote back.

By using the pronoun “he.”

California law prohibits Indo-Arabic numerals in names.

And this ultimately forced them to change their son’s name.

Introducing, Baby X Æ A-XII. Yep, not really much of a difference (aka it’s still, well, bizarre) – the couple simply substituted in the Roman numerals signifying “12.”  

The new mom recently opened up about her and Musk’s nickname for their son, and it surprisingly very cute.

Baby X. In an interview with Bloomberg about her art, Grimes casually mentioned that her and Musk call their son “Baby X”, which is surprisingly normal next to his full name.

In her most recent interview, Grimes revealed what Baby X enjoys doing in his spare time and, let’s just say, it isn’t what your typical 5-month-old enjoys.

And pointed out that “infants have more “taste” than we give them credit for.”

And therefore decided to create a new sleeping app that uses artificial intelligence to generate pieces of music that fit different moods for infants. “In general, stuff for babies is really just creatively bad. I don’t want your first introduction to the world to just be all this aimless crap.”

“They definitely like some things. 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.”

What do you think? Does baby X Æ A-XII really enjoy radical art and war movies? Or is the whole thing a load of overly-publicized trash? For more strange celebrity baby name choices, keep scrolling…