Some people go their separate ways and buy a new wardrobe or a new sports car, but Grimes has something bigger in mind. After her split from her baby’s father, Elon Musk, last week, the pop provocateur joked about creating a “lesbian space commune.”
In an email to Page Ifx, Grimes referred to his ex’s recent contract with NASA, with his company SpaceX ready to explore one of Jupiter’s many moons, Europa. Grimes wrote: “I will colonize Europe separately from Elon for the lesbian space community.
Hyperbole aside, his willingness to theoretically share Europe with Musk is testament to what the two called a friendly breakup. “We’re half apart but we still love each other, see each other frequently and are on good terms,” Musk said last week. “It’s mainly that my job at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be mostly in Texas or traveling overseas and his job is mostly in LA.” He added that they would continue to jointly raise their one-year-old son, X Æ A-Xii.
The idea of queer women in the cosmos has been a recent concern of Grimes. Over the summer, she announced that she was working on a concept album about an AI lesbian romance, and she has so far teased the new song “Tragedy”. A few weeks ago, she attended the Met Gala with a Dune-inspired look and a sword made from guns.