Controversies surrounding the founder and leader of Tesla continue. This time Elon Musk came back into the spotlight because he had closed his account in the social network Instagram, which had almost eight million followers, reportedly due to a controversy regarding the rapper Azealia Banks and singer Grimes, the friend of Musk.
According to Business Insider, the story goes back to the beginning of August, when Banks wrote on his Instagram that he was at Musk's home and that he considered the former friend the CEO of Tesla as comforting when he was looking for investors last week, have expressed their intention on Twitter to get the company from the stock market.
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After this episode, the rapper identified Musk in an Instagram publication in which he wrote that he needed to be contacted urgently by the Tesla leader and that he needed his mobile phone. According to journalist Cheddar Hope King, who managed to erase an Instagram story, Azealia Banks complained that her cell phone had been stolen by Musk's lawyers to clear evidence and said they threatened her with arrest.
Are you awake?
The newest from Mrs Banks pic.twitter.com/PA92P8h512
– Hope King (@lisahopeking) August 21, 2018
After the controversy Musk decided to close the account on Instagram. However, this is not the first time that the Tesla boss has turned his back on social networks. In March of this year, Musk switched off his Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Last week, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, TheU.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), urged Elon Musk to provide clarification after announcing in his Twitter account on 7 August that he was considering withdrawing the listing firm at a price of $ 420 per share, secured financing.
The SEC sent the Tesla leader a formal request to clarify his intentions and tweets. Under the rules of the SEC, listed companies must inform all investors at the same time and with truthful information that the investigation has triggered by the regulator.