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Grimes and Elon Musk are having a baby

Grimes announced the news with some tasteful nudes.

January 08, 2020
Grimes and Elon Musk are having a baby ANGELA WEISS/AFP / Getty Images

Grimes has announced her pregnancy with a pair of nude photos featuring an image of a foetus superimposed over her baby bump. The first image, which featured the musician’s nipples, was censored by Instagram’s content filters; she quickly reposted a censored version when the first one was taken down.

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Grimes confirmed that the photos constituted a pregnancy announcement in the comments of her Instagram post. “Being knocked up is a very feral and war-like state of being,” she wrote to a fan, “Might as well be what it is.” Grimes has been dating union-busting tech magnate Elon Musk since 2018. They first went public with their relationship at that year’s Met Gala.

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Much of last year for Grimes involved preparing for the release of her upcoming Art Angels follow-up Miss Anthropocene. So far, she’s released the singles “We Appreciate Power,” “Violence,” “My Name Is Dark,” “4ÆM,” “Pretty Dark,” and “So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth,” and ruffled at least a few feathers with her assertion that A.I. will destroy music.

The FADER has reached out to Grimes' team for comment.

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Grimes and Elon Musk are having a baby