Elon Musk tweeted a link to a rap about Harambe

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Elon Musk, the beleaguered billionaire head of Tesla, tweeted a link to a rap song memorializing slain gorilla Harambe on Saturday.

The song, which is heavily autotuned, contains the lyrics, “RIP Harambe, sipping on some Bombay, we on our way to heaven, Amen, Amen.” Musk also referred to “Emo G Records” in his tweet, later tweeting, “I’m disappointed that my record label failed.”

Harambe was a 17-year-old gorilla who was shot to death at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2016 after he grabbed a child who had fallen into his enclosure. After news of his death came out, the gorilla became a meme.

Musk, 47, has been in trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission since last year because of his Twitter account.

Musk reached a settlement with the SEC last September after he claimed on Twitter that he had secured funding to take Tesla private at $420 per share. The SEC said that in that instance, Musk made “false and misleading statements” regarding the funding.

In a settlement, Musk agreed to pay a $20 million fine to the SEC and relinquished chairmanship of Tesla for at least three years. Tesla also paid a $20 million fine to the SEC.

Musk will be in court on Thursday over a tweet from February in which he made statements about Tesla’s manufacturing that the SEC claims did not reflect reality, although Musk and his attorneys have pushed back on that characterization.

H/T The Hill

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Ellen Ioanes

Ellen Ioanes

Ellen Ioanes is the FOIA reporter at the Daily Dot, where she covers U.S. politics. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, and her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Center for Public Integrity, HuffPost India, and more.