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    I Have No Words At Elon Musk And Nick Cannon Bonding Over How They Have A Bunch Of Kids With Different People

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    This week, news broke that 51-year-old billionaire Elon Musk secretly had twins with executive Shivon Zilis, 36, just a few weeks before he had a child with then-partner Grimes.

    Closeup of Elon Musk

    Obviously, this shocked people, considering how public his relationship with Grimes was at the time. Elon — who's also recently been accused of sexual misconduct — addressed the news with a tweet about underpopulation, a topic he's recently been tweeting about.

    Elon Musk and Grimes at the Met Gala

    "Doing my best to help the underpopulation," Elon tweeted Wednesday. "A collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilization faces by far."

    Doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis. A collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilization faces by far.

    Twitter: @elonmusk

    As if that tweet wasn't bizarre enough, things got stranger. Nick Cannon — who has eight children with five different women — chimed in.

    Closeup of Nick Cannon

    "Right there with you my brother!"

    @elonmusk Right there with you my Brother!✊🏾

    Twitter: @NickCannon

    Elon then — in a now-deleted tweet — responded, "Congrats on your family! We must expand scope and scale of consciousness for civilization to flourish and understand nature of universe. Consciousness resides most strongly in humans; therefore, we need more people!"

    People were like, "?????" at the whole exchange:

    Twitter: @zackfox

    @NickCannon @elonmusk you’re actually so unserious

    Twitter: @gbennylola
    Twitter: @BeastQuake

    @NickCannon @elonmusk This is not the exchange I expected to see today. Yikes.

    Twitter: @shaylarz

    Like, imagine seeing this exchange with zero context, like, five years ago. Yeah, 2022 is 2022-ing.

    We'll keep you updated as the story unfolds. Bye!

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