Elon Musk, 47, appears to relish being eccentric online. Today, Musk reposted a two-year-old meme on Twitter, which soon became a trend on the social site. The new post combined a meme and a surprise repost of his song called “RIP Harambe.”
The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX released a song on SoundCloud two years ago called “RIP Harambe,” which featured a lot of autotune and was dedicated to the gorilla from the Cincinnati Zoo whose death in 2016 sparked a tonne of memes.
Musk didn’t provide much context, tweeting only “Emo G Records” and a SoundCloud link. Though it’s unclear if Musk is singing in person, his name appears on the SoundCloud page.
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Here is the post that Musk shared on Monday:
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 20, 2023
The lyrics of the song go like, “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.”
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This repost has now caused a stir on Twitter, with many people responding to Musk’s original post. Here are some examples of how Musk has launched a new memefest today:
harambe was never funny and here's your proof https://t.co/Fz6bPQvxR6
— The Great Muter (@imnotsickler) March 20, 2023
By far the most valuable loss was #Harambe https://t.co/kPTwys343A
— BlockchainHedge.eth (🍺,🍺) (@BlockchainHedge) March 20, 2023
Harambe doesn't deserve this. 🤣
— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) March 20, 2023
Keep Harambe's name out of your tweets pic.twitter.com/0INSuicj74
— Screenshot of Dorian gray (@holyramanempire) March 20, 2023
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A Twitter user stated, “Every bad thing that’s happened since 2016 can be traced back to Harambe.”
“We killed Harambe like the Romans killed Jesus, and we aint been the same since,” said another one.
A user of the social site also said “when i die photoshop me inna ghetto clouds wit harambe n nem,” referring to the meme that Elon Musk shared in the recent post.
“can you imagine being the richest person in the world let alone the richest person in the world who still makes Harambe jokes?”, stated a Twitterati.