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SNAPSHOT: Elon Musk’s Ex Reads ‘Communist Manifesto’ After Breakup

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.

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.


Musk, Forbes’ top billionaire, has often stoked media controversy with right-leaning and politically incorrect pronouncements, like “pronouns suck.”

  • Grimes, on the other hand, has described herself as “sort of” “hard, hard, hard left” and “gender neutral.”
  • After their child was born, Grimes refused to reveal the baby’s gender, but Musk said on Twitter that they had a boy.

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