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Grimes Says Beyonce Is Changing The World

February 7, 2013 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Grimes wrote a post on her Tumblr (via NME) in which she gave her thoughts on Beyonce, PSY and Mariah Carey.

Here are highlights:

On Beyonce: “How can you hate Beyoncé? She’s changing the world. She stands for people of colour and women everywhere succeeding in a stifling patriarchy without compromising her morals. And she makes challenging, interesting art. She’s always positive. She is everything good. And the fact that she is hugely successful is not a shitty thing. It’s an important and amazing thing and she clearly works hard for it.”

On Psy and “Gangnam Style”: “I’m sorry, but I think it’s fucking incredible that a Korean language song is the most popular thing on the planet. That’s so good for humanity. His art is creating a generation of kids that will grow up seeing Asian culture as being as valid as Western culture which they currently don’t. I know because I grew up in Vancouver and half my high school was Korean or Chinese and the kind of shit I heard all the time was horrible. I used to walk around with my Chinese boyfriend and people would yell slurs out of cars. Racism isn’t over. Sexism isn’t over.”

On her love of Mariah Carey: “The first time I heard Mariah Carey it shattered the fabric of my existence and I started Grimes.”

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