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Grimes believes Elon Musk’s fight with Mark Zuckerberg will be an outlet for ‘trad masculinity’

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Grimes believes Elon Musk’s fight with Mark Zuckerberg will be an outlet for ‘trad masculinity’

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Grimes has weighed in on Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg's 'cage fight'.

It still feels very much up in the air whether Musk and Zuckerberg's fight will go ahead.

Musk claims he's been lifting some weights at work and that the fight is set to be 'live-streamed on 𝕏 (formerly Twitter)', but Zuckerberg hit back Musk 'hasn't confirmed' a date so he's 'not holding [his] breath'.

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It all began when news first arose of Zuckerberg plans to start a Twitter rival app named Threads - which has since successfully been launched.

A Twitter user warned Musk of Zuckerberg's jiu jitsu skills - the Meta CEO having won his first competition earlier this year and Musk wasn't having any of it and swiftly challenged Zuckerberg to a 'cage fight'.

Zuckerberg seemingly agreed, responding on Instagram: "Send Me Location."

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But a date is still yet to be set, the rivalry between the two billionaires simply continuing online as a war of words, leaving people questioning whether it'll ever happen.

However, Grimes - real name Claire Elise Boucher - who is Musk's ex-partner and co-parent to two of his children, believes the fight will go ahead and has shared some insight.

Mark Zuckerberg claims Elon Musk is yet to confirm a date for the fight. Credit: Getty Images/ Nathan Laine/ Bloomberg
Mark Zuckerberg claims Elon Musk is yet to confirm a date for the fight. Credit: Getty Images/ Nathan Laine/ Bloomberg

Grimes - who first went out with Musk in 2018 - says the Twitter owner is 'very strong,' but reflects Zuckerberg 'seems like he's been training a ton'.

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Indeed, Zuckerberg recently took to Instagram to share a photograph of himself with two MMA fighters - he's clearly taking Musk's challenge every seriously.

In an interview with Wired, Grimes continued: "I would prefer that it didn’t happen. I love gladiatorial matches, but watching the father of your children in a physical fight is not the most pleasant feeling.

"But it’s not going to cause brain damage, so actually I think this is good."

While the fight may not 'cause brain damage' to Musk, why does Grimes think it's a 'good' idea?

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Grimes thinks it's 'good' if the fight does go ahead. Credit: Getty Images/ Vivien Killilea
Grimes thinks it's 'good' if the fight does go ahead. Credit: Getty Images/ Vivien Killilea

Well, the 'Genesis' singer believes 'dudes' need 'some outlet for trad masculinity'.

'Trad masculinity' being traditional masculinity - 'characterized by instrumental personality traits such as aggression, self-affirmation, social dominance, and lack of consideration for others,' according to the National Institutes of Health.

Grimes adds she's even told the CEO of OpenAI, Sam Altman, she thinks there should be 'a follow-up' fight between him and the CEO of DeepMind, Demis Hassabis.

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Elon Musk launched some bizarre insults at Mark Zuckerberg. Credit: Twitter/@elonmusk
Elon Musk launched some bizarre insults at Mark Zuckerberg. Credit: Twitter/@elonmusk

While a date for the 'cage fight' hasn't yet been set, at least the Meta CEO and Twitter owner have something to fall back on if all else fails - a 'd**k-measuring contest'.

The challenge was made by Musk, but Grimes 'takes credit' for it.

She allegedly told her ex-partner: "Why don't you cut to the chase and get out a ruler?"

However, Grimes says she never expected Musk to act on it and actually tweet Zuckerberg to challenge him.

Ah well, boys will be boys and all that.

Topics: Celebrity, Elon Musk, Grimes, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter

Poppy Bilderbeck
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