Poppy claims she was “bullied” by Grimes and “her team of self-proclaimed feminists”

Poppy says Grimes blocked the release of their collaboration “Play Destroy” for “months.”

November 30, 2018
Poppy claims she was “bullied” by Grimes and “her team of self-proclaimed feminists” (L) Poppy (R) Grimes performs at Coachella 2016.   (L) Mad Decent (R) Matt Cowan/Getty Images for Coachella

In October, Grimes and Poppy shared their collaboration "Play Destroy" from Poppy's sophomore album Am I A Girl?. In a new interview with Billboard, Poppy alleges the song's release was delayed for "months" by Grimes and her team, who Poppy claims "bullied [her] into submission."

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Poppy also says that Grimes "[bullied] songwriters into signing NDA and not taking credit for songs that they were a part of." Read her full quote below:

We planned the song coming out months ago, and she was preventing it. I got to watch her bully songwriters into signing NDA 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.

The FADER has reached out to Grimes's representatives for comment.

Listen to "Play Destroy" below. Grimes recently shared a new merch shop and single called "We Appreciate Power."

The FADER has reached out to Grimes's representatives for comment.

Listen to "Play Destroy" below. Grimes recently shared a new merch shop and single called "We Appreciate Power."

Poppy claims she was “bullied” by Grimes and “her team of self-proclaimed feminists”