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Grimes speaks out against sexism of music industry

07 December 2012, 17:56 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton


Grimes has spoken about the instances of sexism she’s encountered whilst working in the music industry.

“The more I’ve had to work in this industry, the more I’ve just been shocked at the way people behave,” the Canadian musician told SPIN.

“When I first started playing shows, it was awful. People would always be like, ‘You’re not a real musician.’ I’m playing with samplers and MPCs — everyone is also playing with samplers and MPCs. It’s just because I’m a girl that you’re going to shit on me about it.”

Boucher continued:

“Even just photo shoots. Everything was pushed to be so sexual… At first, I was like, “I’m uncomfortable.” And I actually had a photographer say to me, “Oh, you should look uncomfortable, because it’s truthful.” And I’d be like, “Actually, I just don’t want to be wearing a leather bathing suit.” That’s not part of my image, but people would really force that stuff. Eventually, I started being really aggressive.”

The singer recently announced she’s to release two different reissues of her album Visions.

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