Grimes Seemingly Shades Ex Elon Musk In New Breakup Anthem "Player of Games"

With the release of her latest single, fans are speculating that Grimes—who dated Elon Musk for three years before the two split in September—is channeling her heartbreak into a new breakup anthem.

By Kisha Forde Dec 06, 2021 1:26 PMTags
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The game of love can prove to be quite tricky for most players—as Grimes points out in her latest song.
The 33-year-old singer had fans buzzing over the weekend with the release of her single, "Player of Games." Throughout the song, the musician—who dated 50-year-old Tesla CEO and avid gamer Elon Musk for three years before their split in September—sings about being in love with the best "player of games."
The lyrics include: "I'm in love with the greatest gamer/ But he'll always love the game more than he loves me,"and "Sail away to the cold expanse of space, even love couldn't keep you in your place."
Grimes sings going into the chorus: "If I loved him any less / I'd make him stay / But he has to be the best/ Player of games."
Earlier this year, the SpaceX founder confirmed he and Grimes—who share 19-month-old son X Æ A-12 Musk—were taking some time apart after three years together.

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"We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms," Elon told Page Six. "It's mostly that my work at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or traveling overseas and her work is primarily in LA. She's staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room."

News of their split came shortly after Elon was seen flying solo at Alicia Keys' 2021 Met Gala after-party while Grimes walked the MET steps by herself. Just a little more than three years ago, the annual fashion event actually served as the pair's red carpet debut