Elon Musk told Saturday Night Live viewers that he was “the first person with Asperger’s” to host the American skit, before joking about his son’s name and smoking cannabis on a podcast for the world’s premier livestream. the show.
At the opening, the billionaire entrepreneur recounted how he sometimes posts weird comments on his social media, saying, “To everyone I’ve offended, I just want to say, ‘I reinvented cars. electric and I send people to Mars in a rocket, you thought I was gonna be cool too, normal man?
Musk also spoke about an incident in 2018 where he smoked a joint during an appearance on Joe Rogan’s show.
“A lot of times people are reduced to the dumbest thing they’ve ever done. Like once, I smoked weed on Joe Rogan’s podcast. And now all the time I hear “Elon Musk, all he does is smoke weed on podcasts”. As I go from podcast to podcast, lightening the joints. It happened once, it’s like reducing OJ Simpson to a murderer.
Musk also introduced his mother, Maye, who said she was excited for her Mother’s Day gift. “I just hope it’s not dogecoin,” she joked, referring to a cryptocurrency that started off as a joke and that Musk has already tweeted about, to which he replied: “It is!
Musk’s appearance also caused the value of the dogecoin to drop sharply when he appeared to call it a ‘commotion’.
Asked about “What is dogecoin,” Musk replied, “This is the future of money. It is an unstoppable financial vehicle that will conquer the world. “
When a member of the show’s cast, Michael Che, replied, “So that’s a fuss?” Musk replied, “Yeah, that’s a fuss.” And laughed.
The value of dogecoin fell sharply during the program and was listed at $ 0.47 on the Binance crypto exchange, down 28% from levels of around $ 0.65 before the show.
Musk, who is in a relationship with Canadian musician Grimes, also opened up about their first child, a son, after making headlines last year for naming him X AE A-Xii. Referring to the name, he said: “It is pronounced that the cat crosses the keyboard. “
The open show also featured Miley Cyrus singing Light of a Clear Blue Morning by Dolly Parton, as the show’s stars appeared in sketches with their mothers in recognition of Mother’s Day this weekend in the States. -United.
The appearance of Saturday Night Live proved to be an extension of his roles as “technoking” and chief executive of Tesla and head of rocket launch company SpaceX.
Musk received days of attention in all forms of media ahead of the show and shared the spotlight with a prototype of the futuristic Cybertruck that Tesla brought to Manhattan on Friday. Video of the angular, towering pickup truck prowling the streets of Manhattan quickly spread on social media.
Musk often brags that Tesla doesn’t spend billions on advertising like established automakers do. They don’t have to do this as long as they have access to platforms like Twitter or Saturday Night Live.
Musk’s appearance also gave NBCUniversal a boost. The media company used Musk’s global fame – and the controversy surrounding his appearance on a stage normally reserved for movie stars or professional comedians – to draw attention to the launch of the Saturday Night Live franchise beyond the limits of television.
The company said Saturday’s show was broadcast live via Alphabet Inc’s YouTube to more than 100 countries.
With Press Association and Reuters