Karissa Bell2019-03-31 17:45:31
Elon Musk just colonized a whole new world of WTF.
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO dropped a track on SoundCloud called “RIP Harambe,” a heavily auto-tuned song about the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla whose 2016 killing launched a million memes.
Musk offered little explanation, simply tweeting “Emo G Records” and a link to the SoundCloud. It’s not clear if Musk himself is actually singing, but the SoundCloud page bears his name.
I’m disappointed that my record label failed
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2019
The song itself only raises more questions. Is this some kind of early April Fools’ Day prank or simply Musk’s strange attempt to bring Harambe memes back three years later?
Having listened to it several times, all we can say for sure is that it’s an earworm you definitely should not listen to it.
If you’re curious, though, here are the lyrics: “RIP Harambe/Sipping on some Bombay/We on our way to heaven amen, amen/ RIP Harambe/ Smoking on some stronger in Gorilla Zoo/ And we thinking about you.”
The 47-year-old Musk seems to thrive on being weird online. However, the Tesla CEO is currently embroiled in a legal fight with the SEC — a fight that started over the same puckish Twitter feed that is now home to this bizarre Harambe tribute.