After filming SNL, Elon Musk and Grimes reportedly went to a crypto-themed afterparty where servers dressed as aliens handed out Dogecoin cupcakes

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Miley Cyrus was the musical guest on “SNL,” while Elon Musk hosted.

  • Elon Musk, Grimes, and Miley Cyrus attended a crypto-themed party after recording SNL, per Page Six.
  • A dog handler brought along a Shibu Inu in tribute to Dogecoin, the publication reported.
  • Servers handed out Dogecoin cookies and cupcakes, according to the report.
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After they filmed “Saturday Night Live” on May 8, tech billionaire Elon Musk, his girlfriend, the musician Grimes, and musician Miley Cyrus went to an afterparty where women dressed as aliens served Dogecoin cupcakes, according to a report by The New York Post’s Page Six.

“It was a cryptocurrency-themed bash for Elon,” a source told the publication.

The source said that a dog handler even brought a Shibu Inu, the dog breed that gives Dogecoin its icon and name, to the afterparty, which they said was “like a good-luck token.”

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Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, had hyped up the cryptocurrency during his SNL hosting gig. He called Dogecoin the “future of currency” and said that it would “take over the world.” Grimes appeared on the show as Princess Peach in a Mario-themed sketch.

The source told Page Six that female servers at the party were “were dressed as aliens, walking around with trays of Dogecoin cookies and cupcakes, and there were Dogecoin ice sculptures.”

The party was held at The Public in New York City’s Lower East Side, the publication reported. It added that this was the first time in 14 months that owner Ian Schrager had opened the hotel.

“Ian opened it just for Elon and his guests,” Page Six’s source said.

Insider asked The Public for comment, but did not immediately receive a response.

Other attendees included rapper The Kid Laroi, producer KBeaZy, SNL veterans Lorne Michaels, Chris Rock, and Colin Jost, and “South Park” co-creator Matt Stone, Page Six reported.

The publication’s source said that “everyone was in a great mood,” adding that attendees danced to techno music.

In an opinion piece for Insider, Allana Akhtar described Musk’s SNL performance as “unexpectedly tame” and said that network NBC “just gave him free PR.”

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Watch Elon Musk warn he’s a ‘wild card’ in his ‘SNL’ teaser with Miley Cyrus

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  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk will host Saturday Night Live on May 8 with Miley Cyrus.
  • SNL dropped a teaser for the episode on Thursday and it took off on social media.
  • Musk is only the second billionaire to host the popular comedy sketch show.
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Saturday Night Live dropped a promotional video on Thursday for Elon Musk’s SNL episode, set for this weekend.

Tesla and SpaceX’s CEO will be hosting the comedy sketch show with Miley Cyrus as musical guest on May 8.

The video provides a peek into what Musk’s performance might look like, as it will be his debut on the show and one of his first major media appearances. In the past, Musk has been included in brief cameos on Iron Man 2, South Park, and The Simpsons, but he’s mostly shied away from live television.

Musk is joined in the video by Cyrus, as well as SNL cast member Cecily Strong. In the video, Musk highlights the unknowns that come with bringing the controversial billionaire onto the show.

“I’m a wild card, so there’s no telling what I may do,” he said from behind his trademark bandana face mask.

Musk and Cyrus took to social media to promote the May 8 episode.

“Sorry in advance Mom. @elonmusk @nbcsnl,” Cyrus tweeted.

Last week, Musk brainstormed SNL skit ideas on Twitter. His tweets set off another dogecoin buying frenzy, as his followers speculated that “the dogefather” would send the digital coin even higher.

His scheduled appearance on the popular comedy show had been wrought with controversy since it was announced in April. Some cast members took to social media to express concern about appearing alongside the billionaire. On Saturday, Page Six reported that cast members could opt out of the episode.

Musk is only the second billionaire to appear on Saturday Night Live after former president Donald Trump hosted in 2015. Trump’s appearance provided record ratings for NBC.

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