Tesla CEO Elon Musk released a song called ‘RIP Harambe’, and we’re just as confused as you are about the tribute to the popular gorilla.
The Tesla CEO released the song on SoundCloud under the name of EmoG Records with album art featuring a decked out gorilla wearing a medallion and a crown on top of his head. Musk did not make a big deal of the song when he first released it, later tweeting, “I’m disappointed that my record label failed.”
The song is less than two minutes long and completely auto-tuned. The lyrics are an imagination of what Harambe would be like if he was still alive. Harambe was the gorilla that gained popularity in 2016 after dragging a boy around who entered his cage. He was then being shot and killed.
The song gives credits to BloodPop and Yung Jake. It includes the lyrics “RIP Harambe we love you / And we thinkin’ about you,” “RIP Harambe / Sipping on some Bombay / We on our way to Heaven / Amen, Amen,” “RIP Harambe / Smoking on some strong hay / In the gorilla zoo / And we thinking about you.”
The songs main message is that musicians remember Harambe and are constantly thinking about him. At the end of the song, the rapper asks, “Where my gorillas at? / We miss you / We really, really miss you.”
Elon Musk has not yet commented on what his aim with the song is.