An American securities regulator can now ask Elon Musk: Will the fake Slim Shady, please shut up?
As reported by Reuters, Musk likened himself to rapper Eminem when he tried to toss his 2018 agreement with the US Supreme Securities and Exchange Commission, which requires Tesla Inc.’s CEO to get prior approval for his tweets.
In a report to a federal court in Manhattan, Musk also renewed his effort to revoke a lawsuit by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for details on whether he and Tesla meet their disclosure requirements under the 2018 Consent Decree, according to the telecommunications service.
The SEC is investigating Musk’s tweet on November 6, 2021, asking his followers if he should sell 10% of his Tesla stake to cover tax bills on stock options. He has since sold about $ 16.4 billion of his shares in the electric car company.
Musk claimed in his latest report that requiring Tesla’s lawyers to check some of his tweets was an unconstitutional restriction on his speech, which violated the first addendum.
“The (SEC) will not let me be or let me be me so let me see; they tried to shut me down,” Musk said, quoting from Eminem’s 2002 song “Without Me”.