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Grimes comes for Elon Musk haters while petting robot dog: 'I am not my bf’s spokesperson'

Grimes has some choice words for critics of her partner Elon Musk.

The musical artist, 33, took to TikTok Friday to shine a light on Musk's accomplishments and tell his haters to "stop harassing me on this app over fake news." She and the SpaceX and Tesla mastermind, 50, share 1-year-old son X Æ A-Xii.

"I am not my bf’s spokesperson," she added in the caption of her video, which sees her with CGI wings and a robot dog on her lap.

Throughout the video, Grimes pets the robot dog as text flashes on the screen touting Musk.

"Is he hot or is he out to destroy big oil," reads one phrase. "Is he hot or will he put the first human on Mars," reads another.

The video also highlights Musk's funding of a $100 million global competition for people to come up with solutions that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and oceans.

"Is he hot or is he developing batteries that don't use cobalt thereby eliminating unethical mining practices from the supply chains for our cars and phones," reads another text phrase. The video ends with Grimes holding up a knife and smiling at the camera.

Grimes and Musk are no strangers to online criticism. In June, the singer received backlash for a TikTok in which she made a "proposition for the communists" to get on board with artificial intelligence.

"So, typically, most of the communists I know are not big fans of AI," she said. "But, if you think about it, AI is actually the fastest path to communism."

According to Grimes, "if implemented correctly," artificial intelligence could "theoretically solve for abundance."

"Like, we could totally get to a situation where nobody has to work, everybody is provided for with a comfortable state of being, comfortable living," she continued. "AI could automate all the farming, weed out systemic corruption, thereby bringing us to, as close as possible, genuine equality."

Grimes, partner of richest person Elon Musk, has 'proposition for the communists' about AI

After she posted this video, many pointed out communism calls for wealth redistribution. Musk dethroned Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos as the world's richest person in January, according to Bloomberg.

"grimes getting into communism discourse on tiktok when their man is mayor of capitalism kinda kills me," wrote @beImonttrevor.

"excuse me if I don't take her rambling musings about what communists ought to do seriously," wrote @zei_squirrel.

Grimes now goes by 1 letter, says her and Elon Musk's 5-month-old son X Æ A-XII enjoys 'radical art'

The couple welcomed their first child together in May 2020, with Musk sharing a photo of himself holding the newborn in the hospital. 

When a user inquired about the baby's name, Musk replied "X Æ A-12 Musk." Their baby's name soon became a trending topic on Twitter as users shared reactions and memes inspired by the unusual name.

Grimes later tweeted a breakdown of the moniker's meaning: 

"•X, the unknown variable

•Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)

•A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent

+ (A=Archangel, my favorite song) (metal rat)"

The stars are aligned: Grimes shares a starry new picture of son X Æ A-12 with Elon Musk