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Grimes is back on the internet and sharing ‘crazy ideas’

In a new TikTok, Grimes opens up about her ‘debilitating anxiety’ about being online

  • Words: Becky Buckle | Photo: Roe Ethridge
  • 29 November 2021
Grimes is back on the internet and sharing ‘crazy ideas’

Yesterday, November 28, Grimes posted on TikTok a video captioned “back on the internet #sigh” after becoming quiet on social media as she concentrated her platform to promote her new artificially intelligent girl group NPC.

In September, Grimes released her new song ‘Love’ on TikTok explaining that it deals with “all the privacy invasion, bad press, online hate, and harassment by paparazzi” following her separation from Elon Musk.

In this new TikTok, Grimes says: “I’ve developed severe PTSD from public life, which maybe everyone can kinda relate to right now.

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“Cancellations aside, I’ve been dragged into literal geopolitical scandals,” as she explains that her friends have been leaking personal information on her alongside claims that whilst she was pregnant with X Æ A-Xii stalkers visited her house with violent intentions.

As well as this she spoke about how she has “somehow ended up as a kind of Marie Antoinette-esque symbol for inequality in the pop stan community,” which she finds as “is fairly entertaining, and I’m not mad at that.” Grimes had dressed as Marie Antoinette in 2015 for the music video of ‘Flesh Without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream’.

Grimes concludes her social media update on her thoughts about the future of humanity as she says: “If it’s morally wrong to be ideating about radical utopia, then how are we ever going to get radical utopia?

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“Because it’s not going to be from some existing form of government.

“And if you think I’m too privileged to be thinking about these ideas, or speaking about these ideas, then I would love nothing more than for everybody else to join me out here and literally prove me wrong…

“That’s how we find a solution.”

Already, Grimes has posted more videos to her TikTok following-up from this announcement as well as providing a deeper dive into her “crazy ideas” including her latest post saying: “I’d rather be optimistic and wrong than pessimistic and right”.

Watch her “back on the internet” TikTok below.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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