Grimes compares fame to an ‘emotionally abusive relationship’ and says she has ‘zero interest’ in it

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Grimes compares fame to an ‘emotionally abusive relationship’ and says she has ‘zero interest’ in it

Grimes has said that she has “zero interest in being famous anymore”.

In a tweet shared on Sunday (21 November), the singer compared being a celebrity to an emotionally abusive relationship as she admitted to struggling with the constant stream of criticism faced online.

“I just have literally zero interest in being famous anymore,” she wrote. “My job requires being on social media.

“It’s equivalent to an emotionally abusive relationship to hear countless times throughout the day about what a failure I am.. just in order to do my job on the most basic level.”

Last month, photos of Grimes reading The Communist Manifesto circulated on Twitter as it was announced that she was “semi-separated” from Elon Musk.

However, Grimes – who shares one-year-old son X Æ A-12 with the Tesla boss – said that she’d been “trolling” with the pictures after being “really stressed” by photographers following her.

“Paparazzi followed me 2 a shoot so I tried 2 think what I could do that would yield the most Onion-ish possible headline and it worked,” she tweeted.

If you are experiencing feelings of distress and isolation, or are struggling to cope, the Samaritans offers support; you can speak to someone for free over the phone, in confidence, on 116 123 (UK and ROI), email, or visit the Samaritans website to find details of your nearest branch.

If you are based in the USA, and you or someone you know needs mental health assistance right now, call National Suicide Prevention Helpline on 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Helpline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you are in another country, you can go to to find a helpline near you.

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