Elon Musk compares himself to Eminem in bizarre court filing about his tweets


Elon Musk has likened himself to superstar rapper Eminem in a legal feud over his obsessive tweeting.

The Tesla and SpaceX billionaire treated a federal court in Manhattan, New York City to a version of Slim Shady’s ‘Without Me’ lyrics from 2002.

Musk is seeking to throw out his 2018 agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) which required him to obtain pre-approval for his tweets.

The tech mogul also renewed his effort to take down a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission subpoena for details on whether he and Tesla are sticking to their disclosure requirements under the 2018 consent decree.



Eminem’s original lyrics were targeted at the FCC for banning his song from radio stations

Quoting Eminem, Musk said: “The (SEC) won’t let me be or let me be me so let me see; They tried to shut me down,” Musk said, quoting from Eminem’s 2002 song “Without Me.”

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Eminem’s original lyrics referred to the Federal Communications Commission, which had fined radio stations playing “The Real Slim Shady,” because of its offensive content.

Musk also said the SEC issued its subpoena in bad faith, and could not pursue a “fishing expedition” to harass him.

The SEC declined to comment to Reuters.



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A tweet about taking Tesla private in 2018 sparked the initial SEC agreement

It has previously argued that Musk was not immune from scrutiny over his Tesla-related tweets, and should not be excused from the 2018 agreement because he found compliance “less convenient than he had hoped.”

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That agreement stemmed from Musk’s August 7 2018 tweet that said he had “funding secured” to potentially take Tesla private, something Musk said on Tuesday was truthful.

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In two separate interviews the billionaire said that he feels “lonely” like everybody else, and that he doesn’t want to tackle the issue of living forever because then society would become “stuck”

Speaking to Business Insider, the tech billionaire said: “There are times when I’m lonely. I’m sure there are times when everyone is lonely.

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“But it’s pretty basic. Say if I’m working on the starship rocket and I’m just staying in my little house by myself, especially if my dog is not with me, then I feel quite lonely because I’m just in a little house by myself with no dog.”



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