Elon Musk is many things. He is the co-founder of Tesla, founder of PayPal and SpaceX, and all-around badass who does what he wants (remember the “Not a Flamethrower”?). So, it really shouldn’t be surprising that the tech mogul released a rap (just in time for April Fools’ Day) devoted to Harambe the gorilla.
As you may remember, Harambe was shot and killed in 2016 after a three-year-old boy fell into the gorilla enclosure. Though he was not harmed by the 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla, the toddler was dragged around the exhibit. Long story short, many fans still empathize with the great ape to this day. And, Musk is apparently one of them.
On Saturday, Musk — or “Emo G” — released a link to the rap with the caption, “This might be my finest work.” Within hours, the track racked up more than one million listens and 2,000 shares. Prized lyrics include “RIP Harambe/Sipping on some Bombay/We on our way to heaven/Amen, Amen” and “RIP Harambe/Smoking on some strong/In the gorilla zoo/And we thinking about you.”
Despite dropping three years after Harambe’s death, the response has been — for the most part — kind of positive. People are also just really confused.
elon musk: let’s make a rap song about a 3 year old pop culture reference
— Ross Eilertson (@rosseilertson) March 31, 2019
I open twitter and the first headlines I see are:
Elon Musk releases a rap song about Harambe
Jojo Siwa babysits North West
Mussolini’s granddaughter gets into a twitter fight with Jim Carrey
I’ve had ENOUGH of this simulation 😩
— sarah (@trashynski) March 31, 2019
april fools is impossible now. i just woke up to “elon musk drops rap single about harambe” and “mussolini’s granddaughter is beefing with jim carrey on twitter” and neither of them were jokes
— ✨ ᴀᴘʜᴇx 🏳️🌈 ᴛᴡɪɴᴋ ✨ (@thenatbird) April 1, 2019
most people would be content just being rich, but elon musk also wants to be cool and funny, and he will never be cool or funny, and that satisfies me https://t.co/YtLquu8pg2
— susan laundromat (@rachel_pick) March 31, 2019
Though we will never know the gorilla’s response to the tribute, Musk oughta be chuffed about the fact that Wikipedia has since listed him as a “technology entrepreneur, investor, engineer, and rapper.”
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