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Elon Musk appears to have deleted his Instagram account



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It looks as though Elon
Musk has deleted his Instagram account.

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  • Elon Musk’s Instagram account has vanished in the
    midst of accusations from rapper Azealia Banks.
  • In Banks’ Instagram story on Monday, she tagged Elon
    Musk asking for her phone back.
  • It’s not clear exactly when the account was

Elon Musk’s Instagram account — which
according to an archived version
had more than 8 million
followers — has vanished in the midst of a bizarre story
unfolding between him, singer Grimes, and rapper Azealia Banks.

On August 12, Banks said on Instagram that she had been at Musk’s
house and seen singer Grimes (real name Claire Boucher)
“coddling” Musk. She then
told Business Insider
that she saw him in the kitchen
“scrounging for investors” after tweeting that Tesla had “funding

On Monday, Banks tagged Musk in her Instagram story, writing “you
need to contact me. ASAP.” followed by “I need my phone back

In a deleted Instagram story, documented by Cheddar journalist
Hope King, Banks claimed that Musk’s attorney paid off Banks’
attorney to take her phone and delete evidence from it.

Business Insider has contacted Tesla for comment. Banks
declined to elaborate on the incident involving her phone during
a correspondence with Business Insider over Instagram Direct

Elon Musk and his girlfriend Grimes also
recently unfollowed each other on Instagram
, and Musk
unfollowed Grimes on Twitter, prompting rumours that their
relationship may be over.

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