Elon Musk’s Ex-Girlfriend, Grimes, Says Zuckerberg Is Unfit to Run Metaverse

Grimes calls out Zuck on plans to rule the metaverse right after the avatar roast.

Elon Musk’s Ex-Girlfriend Grimes Says Zuckerberg is Unfit to Run Metaverse

Canadian dream pop star Claire Elise Boucher, better known as Grimes, has fired shots at tech mogul Mark Zuckerberg just days after he controversially appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast. The singer has trashed the Meta CEO: “If Zuck ‘oversees the Metaverse’ it is dead and people who care about art and culture are building something else. Also this is bad art,” she said, referring to the recently surfaced Zuck metaverse profile photo.

Too Much Power for Meta, Says Grimes

Besides the aesthetic point of view, Grimes added fuel to the fire by saying “they have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are not capable of running something so powerful and should not have the power they have now.”


While Zuckerberg would probably agree with the first argument, as he himself called the celebratory metaverse profile pic “pretty basic,” Zuck has already made moves towards the throne of the metaverse with the Metaverse Standards Forum. The plan, in coordination with Microsoft, received substantial backlash from heavy crypto players, including Vitalik Buterin of Ethereum (ETH).

The $177 Billion Question

The metaverse is portrayed as a second home in the future. Meta has invested a whopping $177 billion into the development of the metaverse, but the visuals from the sneak peek look worse than “any indie game,” according to Grimes. Apparently, one huge problem for both Meta and Decentraland is the processing power it takes to render graphics in real time.

Another big issue reported by the developers is legs. For instance, Andrew Bosworth, the Chief Technology Officer at Reality Labs, disclosed that legs are “super hard and basically not workable just from a physics standpoint with existing headsets.” Furthermore, decentralized blockchain games like The Sandbox (SAND) and Decentraland (MANA) present profile pics with legs, but the characters don’t have sensors. Many developers are indicating that it is a hardware issue.

Ultimately, it’s a clash of two perspectives that are poles apart. Elon Musk’s ex-girlfriend Canadian singer Grimes expects the metaverse to be a prominent hub of digital art, reminiscent of a wonderland with a Sci-Fi touch.

Zuckerberg, on the other hand, is all about the guap: “The metaverse is a massive opportunity for a number of reasons. I feel even more strongly now that developing these platforms will unlock hundreds of billions of dollars, if not, trillions over time.” Many crypto and blockchain enthusiasts, including Dogecoin (DOGE) founder Shibetoshi Nakamoto, beg to differ; they say it’s not about the money.

On the Flipside

Why You Should Care

Meta is among the heaviest investors in the metaverse. The company also initiated the Metaverse Standards Forum in collaboration with Microsoft. Partnerships and knowledge shared can bear fruit, but many independent blockchain companies are in fear of centralization.

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Tadas Klimasevskis

Tadas Klimaševskis is a Lithuanian journalist at DailyCoin, specializing in covering the lighter side of the crypto industry such as memecoins and pop culture in the metaverse. He has experience as a music artist, English language teacher, and freelance writer, and uses his creative writing skills to summarize valuable information in his work. He is also a strong believer in the potential of blockchain and spends his free time listening to music, traveling, and watching basketball games.