Elon Musk’s mother’s response shows why Snoop Dogg was unlikely to ever receive a free Tesla

  • Snoop Dogg was under the impression he’d receive a free Tesla
  • But despite already being an owner of one of the brand’s cars – it never arrived
  • Now Elon Musk’s mum has stepped in to explain why that seems far-fetched

Published on Jul 10, 2024 at 3:39 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Jul 11, 2024 at 12:30 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

The culmination of a bizarre back-and-forth on X has been the mother of Elon Musk saying that it’s unlikely that Snoop Dogg should expect to receive a Tesla.

She explained that there aren’t even ‘family discounts’ for her son CEO’s nearest and dearest.

There’s a lot to unpack there.

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What did Snoop Dogg say about a free Tesla?

“This is a message for Elon Musk,” Snoop Dogg begins in his OG video posted in April 2022.

“Nephew: I need a Tesla.

“When your peoples came to my show, they told me they was gonna get me one.”

He continued: “I’m still waiting… do I have to buy one or you gonna send me one?”

But it turns out that whoever promised that was vastly overstepping.

The truth is that Dogg was already a Tesla owner way before this bizarre exchange began.

In fact, long before this apparent interaction, Snoop Dogg purchased a white Model X SUV in 2017.

His enviable car collection doesn’t stop there, of course – with various iconic members of the fleet featuring in his music videos over the years.

It also includes unique models like the 2015 Polaris Slingshot, aka ‘The Batman’, a 1974 Cadillac Snoop de Ville Lowrider, and a 2006 Snoop Chrysler 300C.

Elon Musk and his mum’s response

Elon Musk responded: “Everyone pays full price for a Tesla, including me.”

Elon Musk’s mother said that he pays full price and that there are no ‘family discounts’ at Tesla – not even for her.

As legend would have it, when an unspecified family member requested a discount, Musk apparently responded: “Everybody’s family when you buy a Tesla.”

Nice swerve.

There’s a reason why Musk is set to become the world’s first trillionaire.


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.