Elon Musk Steps Out On The Met Gala Red Carpet With His Model Mom Maye

Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk in his first public appearance since he struck a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter.

Musk’s date to the biggest night in fashion – his mother Maye Musk.

Speaking with ET's Rachel Smith on the carpet the the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Elon Musk defended his acquisition of Twitter.

He was asked about critics who have argued that $44 billion could have been better spent philanthropically, rather than on acquiring Twitter.

Elon Musk, 50, was asked how he made time to attend the Met Gala with all that is happening in his professional life.

His mother, Maye Musk, 74, chimed in: “I wanted to come.”

“Yeah,” Elon Musk agreed, laughing. “My mom wanted to come, so I I brought my mom! That is the whole reason.”

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