Elon Musk's Instagram account — which according to an archived version had more than 8 million followers — has vanished in the midst of a bizarre story unfolding between him, singer Grimes, and rapper Azealia Banks.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 secured."
On Monday, Banks tagged Musk in her Instagram story, writing "you need to contact me. ASAP." followed by "I need my phone back now."
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 Musk and Tesla for comment. Banks declined to elaborate on the incident involving her phone during a correspondence with Business Insider over Instagram Direct Messages.
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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