Grimes and Lil Uzi Vert make plans to get ‘brain chips’ together following Elon Musk’s Neuralink announcement

'We'll have the knowledge of the Gods haha,' wrote Grimes on Twitter

Annabel Nugent
Monday 08 February 2021 12:35 GMT
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Grimes and Lil Uzi Vert have announced plans on social media to get “brain chips” implanted together. 

The strange interaction occurred on Sunday (8 February) after Lil Uzi tweeted “NEURALINK” in reference to Elon Musk’s plans to develop a computer interface that can be implanted in the human brain.

Responding to the rapper’s tweet, Grimes – who is married to Musk – wrote: “Let’s get brain chips”, to which Lil Uzi replied: “I’m ready when we doing it?”

The “Flesh Without Blood” singer put a timeline on the plans, stating: “Let’s aim for chips by 2022. It’s experimental surgery but if it succeeds we’ll have the knowledge of the Gods haha.”

Lil Uzi agreed, writing: “Okay !!! I will call u for more detail.” 

The musicians’ joint pledge comes after Musk’s announcement regarding Neuralink last week

He told users of Clubhouse – an invite-only audio chat application created by the SpaceX entrepreneur – that Neuralink was recently successful in its installation of a chip into a monkey’s brain. He claims the chip has enabled the animal to play video games using its mind. 

“You can’t even see where the neural implant was put in, except that he’s got a slight like dark mohawk,” Musk told listeners.

Recently, Lil Uzi made headlines with his new elaborate piercing – a pink diamond worth $24 million (£17.6m) pierced into his forehead. 

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