WATCH: Elon Musk smokes weed with Joe Rogan on LIVE interview before imagining "what it's like to be a horse"
Elon Musk, during the interview, discussed his infamous flamethrowers and plans for an electric plane before swiftly moving to think about what it was like to be a horse.
Tesla's CEO, billionaire Elon Musk, was caught on camera smoking cannabis during a live interview with comedian Joe Rogan in California.
Musk, towards the end of the two-and-a-half hour conversation, asks Rogan "Is that a joint, or is it a cigar?" as the comedian takes out a joint out of a glass vial. When the comedian tells Musk that it is "marijuana inside tobacco," the billionaire says he "thinks he has tried it once" before.
Rogan then asks Musk: "You probably can’t because of stockholders right?" and the Tesla owner asks the comedian if it is legal to smoke it, the Independent reported.
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Musk can be seen sniffing the end of the joint before taking a drag after he is assured that it is "totally legal" in California, as the state legalized cannabis last year.
The billionaire, who had been discussing his infamous flamethrowers and his plans for an electric plane, swiftly moved to think about what it was like to be a horse in New York City before the advent of cars.
“It’s a lot of dead horses and you need a horse to move the dead horse,” Musk says. "And they probably get pretty freaked out if they have to move a dead horse.”
“Do you think they know what’s going on?” Rogan asks.
Musk responds with: "It’s pretty weird – ‘why am I dragging this dead horse around, and I’m a horse?"
This was Musk's first public appearance after he made slanderous remarks about the hero British diver Vernon Unsworth. Musk called Unsworth, who helped rescue 12 stranded boys from a Thailand cave, a child rapist.
Reports state that the diver is now preparing to sue the billionaire investor. The Tesla CEO had also made controversial remarks about the diver shortly after the rescue mission and had called him a pedophile after the diver criticized Musk's offer to give the rescuers a "kid-size" submarine to help save the stranded boys.
Unsworth is also believed to be taking the case to Thailand courts, where libel is considered a criminal offense punishable with a significant prison sentence and financial penalties, reports state.