Grimes was spotted reading “Communist Manifesto” on the streets of Los Angeles Friday after she “semi-separated” from the world’s richest man, tech mogul Elon Musk.
Paparazzi photos caught Grimes, the stage name of Canadian singer Claire Elise Boucher, reading Karl Marx’s anti-capitalist manifesto in a fantasy-inspired body suit, complete with cape and hood.
She did this on purpose. pic.twitter.com/eQP5xK4KKD
— VANESSA (@TheVFCastro) October 4, 2021
Amid widespread mockery of her apparent socialist turn, Grimes claimed on social media Sunday that she staged the photo-op to “troll” the media.
- “I was really stressed when paparazzi wouldn’t stop following me this wk but then I realized it was [an] opportunity to troll,” she said on Instagram, adding, “I’m not a communist.”
Musk confirmed last month that he and Grimes were “‘semi-separated’ but remain on good terms and continue to co-parent their 1-year-old son, the epically named X Æ A-Xii Musk,” according to Page Six.