Grimes Addresses Elon Musk Breakup in New Song

Grimes released her first music since her break up with Elon Musk, and her new song, "Player of Games," contains references to her famous ex. While "Player of Games" doesn't mention Musk by name, Grimes is definitely shading her ex-partner with the lyrics. "I'm in love with the greatest gamer," Grimes sings, "but he'll always love the game more than he loves me."

"Sail away to the cold expanse of space, even love couldn't keep you in your place" Grimes sings later in the song. Musk cited his dedication to his work as a reason for their breakup. Musk, the founder of SpaceX, confirmed in September that he and Canadian Singer are "semi-separated" but remain on good terms while being parents to their 1-year-old son, X Æ A-Xii Musk.

"We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms," Musk told Page Six. "It's mostly that my work at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or traveling overseas and her work is primarily in LA. She's staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room." 

Musk and Grimes started dating back in May 2018 and welcome their son in May 2020. They were last seen together at the Met Gala earlier this month where Grimes was walking alone. Musk was also there but joined Grimes when the two were inside. The 50-yard old entrepreneur held a Met Gala afterparty and was with Grimes. 

In a recent interview with Vogue, Grimes talked about having a baby with Musk. "I think having a baby was a big kind of like rebirth for me, like artistically. Like, it just like, I don't know," she said. Grimes is currently filming a new Fox show Alter Ego as she appears as a judge. 

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 "Now that I'm getting older I'm like, 'Man I hate that, I don't care about that,'" Grimes said to reporters earlier this month when talking about her career. "I feel like this show is accelerating a lot of these ideas that could really democratize the music industry and make it less about people who look the part."  When it comes to her music, Grimes has released five studio albums in her career, including her last album, Miss Anthropocene, which was made available in 2020. In 2016, Grimes was named Musician of the Year by Haper's Bazaar.