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02nd Oct 2018

Elon Musk’s response after standing down as Tesla chairman is typical Elon Musk


His tweeting led to him losing the job, but he’s still tweeting…

Elon Musk was forced to step down as the chairman of Tesla over the weekend following a string of controversial tweets.

One of his claims on Twitter in August was that he was looking at taking Tesla private and had “funding secured” –  with it subsequently being revealed there was no funding in place, leading to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission taking action against him.

As part of a settlement agreed with the commission for that tweet, Elon was made to pay a penalty of $20 million as well as agreeing to step down as Tesla’s chairman. That controversy also followed him facing legal action from a British diver who played a major role in rescuing the 12 soccer players and their coach trapped in a Thailand cave after baselessly referring to him as a ‘pedo’ on the social media site.

Given said controversies you might have thought Musk would be keen to keep a low profile, especially with him having lost his job over his cavalier remarks. But not Musk.

He has now shared Naughty by Nature’s Hip-hop song “O.P.P.” to his 22 million followers, adding the caption: “Naughty by Nature” and a winking emoji.

The message in his first response is pretty clear: he’s not changing his tune anytime soon.