One of the strangest celebrity pairings of 2018 was Grimes and Elon Musk. The Canadian art pop singer and the Tesla CEO made their debut as a couple at Met Gala 2018 but, like most relationships, they had their fair share of ups and downs. In a recent interview with Cultured Magazine, Grimes spoke candidly about their relationship and the impact it has had on her life.
Grimes admitted in a recent interview that things between her and Elon Musk haven't been 100% great. She explained that love is a "beautiful" thing but she suggested that her relationship with the entrepreneur has had a negative impact on her career.
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“It’s sad how love can be this beautiful thing, but then love is the thing that’s f–king up my career,” she said. “The biggest change for me this year is losing my hardcore masculinity. I used to just be free—free of all this bulls--t that it seemed like all the other girls were going through, and now I feel like I’m not.”
Unfortunately, it wasn't just the relationship with Musk that was strained but also, her relationship with her fan base. Many of them were quick to call her a "sell-out" for dating a billionaire which appears to be part of the reason why she's changing her name from Grimes to c.
“There’s just been these major betrayals," she said, revealing that this has forced to her change in many ways. “You just have to totally untether your personality from your public persona. I’m like, I don’t want to use that name [Grimes] anymore. I don’t want to use that face anymore.’ Because it now stands for something that I don’t agree with.”