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Elon Musk defends buying Twitter, talks about bringing his mom as his date for 2022 Met Gala (exclusive)

Elon Musk defends buying Twitter, talks about bringing his mom as his date for 2022 Met Gala (exclusive)

The billionaire and his mom made a stylish splash at the high-profile fashion event on Monday.

A stylish mom! Elon Musk brought a very special woman to this year’s Met Gala — his mom, Maye Musk, and the pair had a great time in the star-studded celebration of fashion.

This year’s Met Gala coincides with the second part of the Costume Institute’s exhibition, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.” controversial subject “Gilded Glamor and White Tie.” The concept is a tribute to the United States’ gilded era, an era of extreme economic growth and major industrialization, as well as massive income inequality, political upheaval, and post-Civil War racism.

Musk himself has been at the center of some controversy recently and has faced criticism for his $44 billion purchase of Twitter, with critics chastising him for not spending that money on philanthropic efforts.

Speaking with ET’s Rachel Smith on the carpet of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday, Musk defended the acquisition, arguing, “I Doing Do a lot of things charitably.”

“Indeed, the intention of my companies is to do good for the future of humanity,” he continued. Trying to accelerate progress in sustainable transportation and energy with Tesla and SpaceX providing internet to fewer people [served] people of the world.”

“We have been able to help and provide connectivity to Ukraine with Starlink terminals, especially in some of the hardest-hit areas,” Musk said. “So, aspirationally, I’m trying to do good for the future of humanity and civilization.”

With his mother, May explained, “I told him not to take over the world and the universe and he didn’t listen. He doesn’t listen to his mother.”

The 50-year-old billionaire was all smiles as she posed in an old-school tux and tails, while 74-year-old Mai looked sophisticatedly glamorous in a burgundy velvet dress with multiple long strings of pearls and elegant, shimmery heels.

The mother-and-son duo certainly looked to the elite of the American Gilded Age’s high society, and were happy to embrace the grandeur of the occasion.

Mai Musk and Elon Musk
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According to Mai, it was her idea to be the first to come to this year’s Met Gala, and her son agreed, saying, “My mom wanted to come, so I brought my mom! That’s the whole reason.”

Inside the celebration, the pair made sure to rub elbows with some other A-list celebs—including Kris Jenner and boyfriend Corey Gamble—in Blac Chyna’s defamation lawsuit after the jury ruled in favor of the Kardashian family.

Musk and Kris Jenner
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Entertainment Tonight is on the red carpet at the 2022 Met Gala, so keep checking back with ETonline for more coverage from fashion’s biggest night.

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