Grimes has responded to accusations that she bullied former collaborator Poppy, after the YouTube-star-turned-pop-star claimed Grimes and her team prevented the release of the song ‘Play Destroy’ from Poppy’s latest album Am I A Girl?.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Poppy said:
“I was kind of bullied into submission by [Grimes] and her team of self-proclaimed feminists. We planned the song coming out months ago, and she was preventing it. I got to watch her bully songwriters into signing NDA[s] and not taking credit for songs that they were a part of.
“She doesn’t practice what she preaches. It’s really upsetting to work with a female that is very outward about a topic, but behind closed doors, it’s the complete opposite. It’s actually very disheartening to people that are actually feminists and supporters of other females.”
Since the interview’s publication, Grimes has taken to her Instagram story to share a message which read (via Stereogum):
“Poppy, you dragged me into a disgusting situation and won’t stop punishing me for not wanting to be a part of it. I don’t want to work with you, you leaked the song anyway. u got what you want. Let it go.”
Last week, Grimes returned with a new single called ‘We Appreciate Power’, which features her collaborator and backup singer HANA. The song marks a first taste of the highly anticipated follow-up to her 2015 album Art Angels.
Stream Poppy’s ‘Play Destroy’ (featuring Grimes), below.