Last summer’s most bizarre celebrity feud is headed to court, but not the way you think.
A judge has ruled that both Azealia Banks and Grimes can be subpoenaed to preserve information related to a class action lawsuit against Tesla and Elon Musk, reports Business Insider.
On Tuesday, the US District Court of Northern California granted a motion to serve subpoenas to the two musicians as part of a lawsuit centered on Musk’s infamous Aug. 7 tweet in which he wrote, “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.”
The Securities and Exchange Commission deemed the tweet to be false and misleading, fining both Musk and Tesla $20 million each. He was also forced to step down from his role as chairman of the company.
In their suit, the plaintiffs allege that the tweet negatively affected those who bought stock in the company believing Musk’s claim that he had the money necessary to take the company private.
A lawyer representing the plaintiffs said he also planned to subpoena Business Insider, the New York Times and Gizmodo.
Shortly after Musk’s August tweet, Banks, who claimed she was at his Los Angeles-area compound waiting to collaborate with Grimes, went on a days-long social media rant in which she accused him of “being too stupid to know not to go on Twitter while on acid.”
The rapper also suggested the couple wanted to have a threesome with her and called Musk a “trash ass beta male pig.”
Later that month, she posted a letter she claimed to have written to him on her Instagram, in which she stated, “I feel terrible about everything. I guess I can start apologizing for all of the painful events you’ve endured over the past week, as I feel as though my actions have largely exacerbated them.”
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