Elon Musk arrives in New York with partner Grimes and baby X Æ A-XII ahead of his SNL hosting gig

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And ahead of rehearsals for his Saturday Night Live stint this week, controversial businessman Elon Musk was seen arriving to the east coast on Monday night.

Landing at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport, the 49-year-old Tesla CEO was joined by partner Grimes, 33, and their son X Æ A-XII, who turns one this month.

Musk, who recently moved from California to Texas could be seen in a grey T-shirt and black pants with a bandana around his neck, presumably used as a face mask.

Just landed: Elon Musk and partner Grimes are pictured arriving into a New Jersey airport on Monday ahead of Musk's hosting gig on Saturday Night Live this week

Just landed: Elon Musk and partner Grimes are pictured arriving into a New Jersey airport on Monday ahead of Musk’s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live this week

Doting dad: After landing at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport, the 49-year-old Tesla CEO carried their son X Æ A-XII, who turns one this month

Doting dad: After landing at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport, the 49-year-old Tesla CEO carried their son X Æ A-XII, who turns one this month

Singer Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, wore a floral skirt with raised hem which revealed one of her huge leg tattoos.

The Canadian hitmaker teamed it with combat boots and a sweater with backwards baseball cap.

Musk could be seen cradling their baby son who wore a pastel blue onesie, as the couple hopped in a ride to Manhattan. 

News that Musk would be hosting SNL – with music by Miley Cyrus – prompted huge backlash online last month and angered several cast members, who think it is not right that a businessman, rather than a performer, be given the honor.

And there have been early signs of tension between the long-running show’s core cast members and Musk, who is worth an estimated $173 billion.

Musk, who recently moved from California to Texas could be seen in a grey T-shirt and black pants with a bandana around his neck, presumably used as a face mask

Musk, who recently moved from California to Texas could be seen in a grey T-shirt and black pants with a bandana around his neck, presumably used as a face mask

Little one: The couple started dating in 2018 and welcomed X in May 2020

Little one: The couple started dating in 2018 and welcomed X in May 2020

Singer Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, wore a floral skirt with raised hem which revealed one of her huge leg tattoos.

Singer Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, wore a floral skirt with raised hem which revealed one of her huge leg tattoos.

Last week, Musk wrote on Twitter: ‘Let’s find out how live Saturday Night Live really is.’

Sharing a screenshot of the tweet Bowen Yang reacted on his Instagram Stories, with the response ‘what the f*** does this even mean’.

Aidy Bryant echoed Yang’s concerns and shared a tweet by Bernie Sanders.

The tweet read: ‘The 50 wealthiest people in America today own more wealth than the bottom half of our people.

‘Let me repeat that, because it is almost too absurd to believe: the 50 wealthiest people in this country own more wealth than some 165 MILLION Americans. That is a moral obscenity. (sic)’ 

The engineer is the the first non-actor or non-athlete since 2015 to host the comedy sketch show.

Big city: The couple were seen getting in a car and presumably heading to New York

Big city: The couple were seen getting in a car and presumably heading to New York

On the move: Grimes, carried a floral backpack, no doubt containing some travel essentials for their tot

On the move: Grimes, carried a floral backpack, no doubt containing some travel essentials for their tot

'Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?' Musk asked his 52 million followers on Twitter

‘Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?’ Musk asked his 52 million followers on Twitter

'Irony Man – defeats villains using the power of irony', was one joke he suggested

‘Irony Man – defeats villains using the power of irony’, was one joke he suggested

Musk, who has a reputation for his unfiltered Twitter feed, wrote: 'Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank'

Musk, who has a reputation for his unfiltered Twitter feed, wrote: ‘Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank’

Musk Tweeted: 'Woke James Bond'. It was unclear if this was another idea for a joke

Musk Tweeted: ‘Woke James Bond’. It was unclear if this was another idea for a joke

And in preparation for the gig, he took to Twitter to ask for ideas for jokes and sketches.  

‘Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?’ Musk asked.

‘Irony Man – defeats villains using the power of irony,’ Musk Tweeted.

‘Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank,’ was another.

He also suggested ‘Woke James Bond’.

Comedian Andrew Dismukes also questioned the decision to hire the businessman.

Andrew referenced the former SNL star Cher-E Oteri, saying: ‘Only CEO I wanna do sketch with is Cher-E Oteri.’

A source told The New York Post that cast members would not be forced to appear with Musk if they didn’t want to.

‘Speaking historically, if a cast member has been that unhappy, they don’t have to do it,’ a source told on Friday.

Bowen Yang

Bowen Yang posted Musk's tweet on Stories with the response 'what the f*** does this even mean' after Musk tweeted: 'Let's find out how live Saturday Night Live really is'

Bowen Yang posted Musk’s tweet on Stories with the response ‘what the f*** does this even mean’ after Musk tweeted: ‘Let’s find out how live Saturday Night Live really is’

Aidy Bryant

Aidy Bryant seemed to aim a subtle shot at Musk, the world's second richest man, by posting an old quote from Senator Bernie Sanders

Aidy Bryant seemed to aim a subtle shot at Musk, the world’s second richest man, by posting an old quote from Senator Bernie Sanders

They said that Lorne Michaels, the boss of SNL, ‘won’t ever make them do anything they don’t want to do.’

No cast members have pulled out of the show yet, the paper said.

Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday.

The source added: ‘Whether you like him or not, Elon is a very interesting character. He’s very much a showman.’

As soon as it was announced that Musk would be appearing, fans took to social media to share their outrage about Musk’s upcoming appearance.

Andrew Dismukes, who became a featured player this season, also joined in, joking 'Only CEO I wanna do sketch with is Cher-E Oteri' in reference to the former SNL star

Andrew Dismukes

Andrew Dismukes, who became a featured player this season, also joined in, joking ‘Only CEO I wanna do sketch with is Cher-E Oteri’ in reference to the former SNL star

One wrote: ‘Elon Musk hosting SNL is huge for guys still making ‘that’s what she said’ jokes who think they’d be great at hosting SNL (sic)’

Another added: ‘There really was nobody else available to host SNL? Elon Musk? Why?’

Musk and Grimes – who started dating in 2018 – welcomed their son in May 2020.

Musk later revealed the pronunciation of their sons name, explaining it’s X Ash A Twelve. Æ is a character used in some languages, and is often pronounced ‘ash,’.

Meanwhile, the businessman recently admitted that his girlfriend Grimes has a ‘much bigger role’ in parenting their son X.

He said: ‘Well, babies are just eating and pooping machines, you know?

‘Right now there’s not much I can do. Grimes has a much bigger role than me right now. When the kid gets older, there will be more of a role for me.’ 

Though a surefire way to get eyeballs on the screen, many fans took issue with the tech wizard hosting, as they felt he didn't need more exposure as he boasts a net worth of $177B dollars

Though a surefire way to get eyeballs on the screen, many fans took issue with the tech wizard hosting, as they felt he didn’t need more exposure as he boasts a net worth of $177B dollars

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