(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Billionaire and recent owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, brought his mother as his plus-one to the Met Gala—a move he may have ended up regretting after she interrupted an interview, the Daily Wire reported.
“Sir, I’d say you are the man who’s being much talked about around town, and around the world and maybe on Twitter, I don’t know, social media’s kinda going bananas over you right now,” the ET host began.
“I guess that’s — yeah, that’s probably true,” Musk replied.
“Well, a lot of folks — there are some critics out there that would say, why not —” the host continued.
“Critics?” Musk said, feigning shock. “What?”
“You?” the host played along. “Zero. Zero.”
“Thank goodness, phew,” Musk continued the joke. “For a second there I was worried.”
The host brought up the common criticism that Musk could have used the money philanthropically instead:
“Well, I do do a lot of things philanthropically,” Musk replied.
“Really, my companies are intended to do good for the future of humanity, with Tesla trying to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport and energy. And SpaceX is providing internet to the least served people around the world.
“So aspirationally, I am trying to do good for humanity and the future of civilization,” he concluded.
“Where did you get this mentality?” the host asked, turning to Maye and asking, “Where did your son get this mentality?”
“I told him not to take on the world and the universe, and he didn’t listen,” Maye laughed.
“Clearly, not listening to mom,” the host laughed.
“Doesn’t listen to his mom,” Maye agreed.
The host concluded her interview by asking Musk why he thought attending an event like the Met Gala was important, and his response was simply that his mom wanted to come.
Maye interrupted again, answering for him: “I wanted him to come.”
“Yeah,” Musk laughed. “My mom wanted to come, so I brought my mom. That’s the reason.”