Grimes no longer wants drugs associated with her image and has decided to go clean to be a good role model for her young fans.
The 27-year-old singer has spoken out against substance abuse, saying that she’s going clean for her fans. Grimes spoke to ES Magazine over the weekend about loosing close friends to drugs and how she’s now making a stance.
In the interview she says that she won’t let substances ruin her image as an artist because she’s a role model for teenagers.
In the chat, Grimes said:
“I’ve had a couple of very close friends die related to complications due to drug abuse. It can’t be part of my life any more.
” And I don’t want it to be part of Grimes either, because whether I like it or not, people do what I do — or think what I do is cool. If you meet kids after a show and they’re like, ‘Yeah, Grimes, I want to do drugs with you.’ It’s f***ing scary when 13 year olds are like that. You’re like: ‘Oh my God, I’m like ruining the world’ “‘
Meanwhile, Grimes – whose real name is Claire Boucher – also admitted she is “allergic” to the idea of her music and work as a producer being judged on appearance because until now she thought she was “ugly”.
“I was always a very ugly person until recently. I had terrible hair and bad skin. So the whole thing is pretty odd.
“My self-identity is so strongly based on my abilities as an artist and as a producer and an engineer, I’m allergic to the idea of ever being evaluated on my physical appearance.
“When people are like, ‘Marry me, Grimes’ — I’m like, AGHHHGH. Like I can’t… it’s every day. Marry me, marry me. It’s so weird.”
Grimes has just wrapped two Australian shows on the back of Laneway Festival, where she’s been promoting her hugely anticipated new album Art Angels.