Trent Reznor says he’s moving on from Twitter, and Elon Musk is taking it personally. Why you should care: The feuds between the men have spilled over into the music world.
Last week, Trent Reznor had to apologize for the “Rivers of Babylon” remix of Lorde’s “Royals” from the soundtrack to “The Lego Movie 2,” but the musician says he’s moved on and that this is all about Twitter.
“I moved on,” he says in a phone call from Los Angeles, according to Rolling Stone. “It’s just not a big part of my world. It’s more about who can create the biggest and the best, or what is the best of what will have the biggest reach.”
The feud — between Reznor and Musk — is now making its way to music, as the men have both spoken out about the other’s tweets, and Musk is taking it personally when the tech CEO is mentioned.
“If I could help the person I love, it would be Elon Musk, but I can say I’m not,” Reznor says. “He’s obviously a great person and I know he’s a great engineer, but I think it’s more about the things he tweets. There’s a very bad trend that I’ve encountered with Twitter.”
Musk, for his part, went on a Twitter rant last week, when he posted a photo of actor Tom Cruise and wrote, “To be clear, I am not some kind of dickhead. I’m not saying I’m a better than Tom Cruise in every way, but he is a dickhead.” He was referring to a photo on the singer’s Instagram showing him and Cruise getting out of a helicopter, which Cruise had tweeted on Aug. 23.
Musk hasn’t apologized to Cruise. And on Twitter, he’s been more direct in his criticism: He has more than 27,000 followers.
Reznor is one of the most polarizing figures in pop