Grimes apparently overshadows ex Elon Musk in “Player of Games”

Grimes appears to be doing several subtle digs at ex-boyfriend Elon Musk in his new single, “Player of Games.”

Throughout the track, the 33-year-old singer – who split from SpaceX founder and avid PC gamer in September – sings that he’s in love with the “greatest player.”

“I’m in love with the greatest player,” she hums, “but he will always love the game more than he loves me.”

According to, Musk was making video games before he became a millionaire at age 27. The CEO of Tesla, now 50, tweeted in January that he he still plays Halo, a science fiction military video game.

Speculation that Grimes’ new song might be about Musk becomes even more evident around 0:36 of the lyrics video, when she sings, “Sail away to the cold expanse of space, even love couldn’t. not keep you in your place. “

Elon Musk dressed in all white and Grimes with dark hair at the Met Gala
Musk and Grimes, seen here at Happier Times, at the 2018 Met Gala in New York City.
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Musk exclusively told Page Six in September that his job was the main reason for his split from Grimes.

“It’s mainly that my job at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or traveling overseas and his job is primarily in LA,” he said at the time.

Grimes and Musk dated for three years and share one child: son X Æ A-12, aka “Baby X”.

Elon Musk holding newborn X
Musk holding newborn “Baby X” in May 2020.

Musk shares five other children – twins Griffin and Xavier, 17, and triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai, 15 – with his first ex-wife, author Justine Wilson. Their first son, Nevada, was born in 2002, but died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at just 10 weeks old.

Musk was also married to “Westworld” star Talulah Riley. They married in 2010 and divorced in 2012, only to remarry in 2013. They divorced a second time in 2016.