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Grimes, who welcomed a son with Tesla CEO Elon Musk last year, is opening up about why she doesn’t identify with the word “mom.”

The musician recently appeared behind a curtain video from vogue Tell us about your day’s preparation for the Met Gala.


“I think having a child was a big rebirth for me artistically,” said Grimes, 33, whose real name is Claire Ellis Boucher. “Being a mom sounds weird to say. For some reason, I can’t identify myself with that word.”

“Which is also really weird because X, he says ‘Claire’ but he doesn’t say ‘Mama.’ Which one is… I’m like, “How are you…?” he continued. “Like, maybe he can understand my distaste for the word ‘mom.'”

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Added the artist-producer: “I don’t even know why I have a dislike for [the word] Because I respect… I just, I don’t, I can’t identify with it, weirdly.”

In May 2020, Grimes threw the world into a tizzy when she and Musk revealed to the world that they would name their now 16-month-old son X A-XII, whom they nicknamed X.

Last October, the “Alter Ego” judge also discussed its partnership with the Andel app to create an “AI lullaby” for “better baby sleeping positions.”

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“When you have a baby, you’re always using white noise machines. It’s a lot easier to put them to sleep if you train them on some sort of audio situation,” she told the New York Times at the time. “And so I was like, can it be more artistic? In general, stuff for babies is really just creatively bad.”

Grimes said: “I don’t want your first introduction to the world to be all this aimless bullshit.”

“I’m not insulting the kids,” said the singer. “I’m just, it’s all the same vibe. I just feel like letting out this, ‘Here’s a zebra and a bear with, like, pastel color tones’ energy. It’s just a very little kind of creative lens. through which things can be seen.”

Earlier this month, Grimes opened up about the intense “stage fright” she suffered from “stage fright” as an entertainer, saying she eventually exhibits “quite emotionally intense.”

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“I love to produce, I have a huge fear,” she explained in a virtual room of journalists discussing a technique used by “alter egos,” which seeks to completely hide a person’s full physical identity. allows.

“Because for me, I feel like I’m a writer and a producer, and I love doing performances and designing stuff, but I just lose mine — like, having a person in front of me has really bad mental health effects. ,” He said . “Like, I find it quite emotionally intense. And I think the show really represents that for a lot of people, who may be a behind-the-scenes person, but who is in charge of architecting a performance. love the idea.”

Elon Musk and Grimes welcomed their now one-year-old son XA-XII in May 2020.

The “Delete Forever” songstress stated that, in her experience, meeting a wide variety of people in different industries, she found that many of them are introverts, but often have to demonstrate on a daily basis that they really are. Who are

“I think more and more people — it’s so hard to find a world-class artist in the same body, making sick beats and writing sick songs — it’s rare,” she explained. “And I think the show represents a future in music where there’s so much potential for different types of minds.”