Beep beep, is that my bestie in a Tessie? In 2020, 499,550 Teslas were produced in the United States alone. Generations old and young are purchasing Elon Musk‘s eco-friendly electric cars in record numbers. Teslas are an environmental necessity to some and a status symbol to others. (Most owners sit somewhere in between.) What follows is a list of 33 musicians known to drive a Tesla.
Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine drives a black Tesla Model X P90DL. Or at least he did. Levine’s Tesla was rear-ended by a Ferrari in Miami in 2016. The damage was minor and no injuries were reported. Here’s to hoping they had insurance.
Anthony Keidis and Red Hot Chilli Pepper‘s bassist Flea both owned 2008 model Tesla Roadsters. They auctioned the two cars in 2012. In 2014 Keidis, however, is not out of the Tesla game entirely. He was recently spotted hopping into a Tesla Model S.
Akon made his greatest impact with 2006 single ‘Smack That.’ He found himself in the centre of controversy in 2007 when he was accused of simulating sex with an underage girl on stage while on tour with Gwen Stefani. In 2021 he is worth an estimated $80 million. He owns two Model S Teslas as well as two Model X’s.
Candian producer Deadmau5 purchased a black Tesla Model S P85D in 2015. He has also expressed interest in the yet to be released Tesla Semi. In 2019 he posted an open message to Tesla’s Elon Musk of to Instagram expressing his desire on using the truck as a mobile recording studio on his 2021 tour.
In January 2021 Diplo amused fans by recreating a number of his well-known songs using only the sounds generated by his Tesla. Given the recency of the post, an educated guess would be that he was driving a Model S. Any guesses?
TikTok influencer Dixie D’Amelio launched her pop career with the release of hit single ‘Be Happy’ in 2020. That same year she revealed she had lost her Tesla after abandoning the broken down vehicle in a parking lot. Recent selfies suggest she found it.
While pop star Dua Lipa is a brand ambassador for rival Jaguar, she was spotted climbing out of what appears to be a black Tesla S in October 2020. She is known to own several cars. Website CarGurus. notes her BMW M4 is a particular favourite.
Being the partner of Elon Musk it may come as no surprise that Canadian pop star Grimes has ready access to several Tesla motorcars. In 2019 she and Musk made headlines after taking one of Tesla’s prototype Cybertrucks for a test drive around LA. On May 4th 2020 Grimes gave birth to the couple’s first child X Æ A-XII Musk.
Harry Styles has been no stranger to luxury since leaving One Direction in 2015. In 2019 Styles took a black Tesla Model X for a spin in London. The $164,000 vehicle is but one of the dapper pop star’s many sports cars.
Jaden Smith, like father Will Smith, is a Tesla fan. Jaden drives a pink Tesla Model X. It featured in the 2019 music video ‘I’. He has also incorporated a Tesla into his live show, dangling a white Model X above the stage while performing at Coachella in 2019.
In addition to being spotted with his wife Beyoncé in a black Tesla X, Jay Z has been reported to possess a black Tesla S. “I believe everyone in the world is born with genius-level talent,” the rap mogul says of his success. “Apply yourself to whatever you are genius at, and you can do anything in the world.”
Jojo Siwa famously owns a Tesla. The Model X was gifted to Siwa by her parents. To ensure she knew it was hers, they had it printed with the child star’s face.
The Holywood Reporter spotted Justin Beiber and his wife Hailey dashing into a black Tesla X in February 2021. Bieber is better known for his chrome-plated Fisker Karma. Like Teslas, the $102,00 cars are noted for being environmentally friendly
Kanye West is no stranger to the company of Elon Musk. The pair were last spotted hanging out in 2020. West also owns a platinum Tesla S. He has been insistent in shooting down rumours the car was gifted to him by Musk. The car, the billionaire rapper contends, was paid for with his own money.
Katy Perry joined the Tesla club in 2015. One of the biggest pop stars of the 2010s she is known to drive a silver Model S. Perry is married to Lord of the Rings actor Orlando Bloom, is currently engaged in a brand partnership with Pokemon, and once met the catholic pope.
Lady Gaga cast her vote in the 2020 US presidential election in style. Making headlines she showed up a to pre-polling booth driving a black Tesla Model X. Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ was the top-selling single of 2009. She has since branched out into acting and launching several lines of consumer products.
Lionel Richie is best known for 1983 single ‘All Night Long (All Night)’. Before his solo career, Richie performed with Motown outfit The Commodores. He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and currently drives a customised black Tesla Model S.
If Meek Mill does not own a Tesla he bears mention here for the frequent and vocal enthusiasm he has expressed in wanting one. In May 2020 the rapper Tweeted he wanted to “buy all Teslas” and demanded to see a representative of the company as soon a possible. In March he Tweeted again. This time he wanted to know how to go about purchasing a Tesla Cybertruck.
In October 2019, Miley Cyrus‘ boyfriend Cody Simpson announced during an Instagram Live session the couple had purchased matching Teslas. The two later broke up. Miley may have ditched the man but she kept the car. In 2020 she was spotted driving her 2019 Black Tesla S in LA.
Pharell Williams proudly displayed the key to a Tesla Model S while hanging out with Elon Musk in 2016. Williams is a noted environmentalist. His earth-friendly ventures have included the development of bio-organic yarn and a sustainable brand of Adidas sneakers.
Can she do no wrong? While we are a little short on details at least one Tesla is reported to be part of Rihanna’s extensive car collection. Her current net worth sits at an estimated $600 million.
Shakira reentered the public eye with a memorable 2019 Super Bowl halftime performance with Jennifer Lopez. The Columbian-born pop star drives a silver Tesla S. She is also known for her charity work and regularly donates to several eco-friendly organisations.
Remember dubstep? No. Okay, let’s not talk about it, but know this. The genre’s biggest star, Skrillex drives a black Tesla Model X.
Snoop Dog is a hip hop legend. The rapper joined the Tesla club in 2017. He drives a heavily customised Tesla Model X complete with 22-inch matte black Onyx wheels.
Rapper Travis Scott formerly dated Kardashian Kylie Jenner as well as fathering her first child Stormi. Tesla’s Cybertruck features prominently in the hip hop superstar’s 2019 ‘Gang Gang’ video. Having made an estimated $100 million in brand partnerships in 2020 alone we are just going to go out on a limb suggest he owns one.
Tyler the Creator
Tyler the Creator drives a white Tesla X. That is, he did. In 2018 the alternative rapper crashed the vehicle into another parked car. Fortunately, noone was injured.
The Black Eyed Peas‘ will.i.am owns a Tesla Model S. He is an outspoken advocate for several causes, currently working to undo the damage of climate change. He is also a vegan. For environment reasons, of course.
You know him from pop hits like ‘The Middle’. This Russian producer also drives a Tesla. Zedd made headlines in 2018 after sharing Tesla’s autopilot feature once saved his life. “There’s lots of ‘bad’ news about Teslas with autopilot crashing,” he Tweeted. “Just to show the other side too: I once fell asleep driving home late at night on the highway (with autopilot on) and got woken up by it beeping and turning off music to wake me up. Would have probably been dead without it.” Elon Musk replied, expressing he was glad Zedd was okay.
“I just drove the Tesla with both eyes closed,” 2Chainz famously raps in ‘Both Eyes Closed’. 2Chainz hails from Georgia. The rapper, born Tauheed Epp, owns a black Tesla X. Last year he partnered with charity Global Citizen to give away a Tesla Model 3 to one lucky citizen who enrolled to vote in the 2020 US election.