Grimes Says Baby X Æ A-XII Musk Loves 'Radical Art' and Watches 'Apocalypse Now' | 22 Words

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.

 

But did we expect anything less from the child of Elon Musk and Grimes?

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.

But were we really expecting this?

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.

Anyway...

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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.

Since 2018, Musk has been in a relationship with Grimes.

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

The pair have kept their relationship very private...

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

But, after a series of unusual Instagram posts back in January...

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

Eventually, the news that everyone was waiting for came shortly after.

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

When she was asked about what kind of mother she will be...

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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.

It was apparent that Grimes and Musk had more ideas for their child...

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

More specifically...

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

She then went into more detail...

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."

But, regardless, fans couldn't wait to see this baby.

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

Finally, the happy day arrived for the couple.

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.

The little bundle of joy appeared to be in great health...

And when asked what the baby's name is, Musk replied with, "X Æ A-12 Musk."

We were hoping it was going to be a joke...

But it really wasn't - the baby was actually called "X Æ A-12 Musk."

Twitter trolls had a field day with Musk's new child...

And the cruel memes were quick to flood in.

And when a confused fan tweeted this...

Grimes responded in the best possible way.

Grimes decided to explain her thoughts behind the name...

"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.

And it looks like she accidentally revealed the baby's gender...

By using the pronoun "he."

But, regardless of how wealthy and powerful Musk is, the couple hit a major legal hurdle.

California law prohibits Indo-Arabic numerals in names.

This meant that the pair couldn't actually name their baby "X Æ A-12."

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

Grimes took to Instagram to reveal her baby's new name to fans.

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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."

And, of course, they were quick to come up with a nickname for their son.

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

Baby X Æ A-Xii is known as something much more conventional at home...

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.

But the baby himself isn't as normal as you'd think.

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.

Speaking about her ambient "AI lullaby" soundscape to the New York Times, she argued that art and entertainment for babies are often "one vibe"...

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

She believes that babies "have taste."

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."

She used her son's own habits as an example.

"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."

The legitimacy behind her claims are questionable, that's for sure.

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...