Grimes responds to accusations of “bullying” from Poppy over their collaboration ‘Play Destroy’

The Canadian artist says Poppy "dragged me into a disgusting situation"

Grimes has responded to Poppy’s accusations of “bullying” behaviour regarding their collaboration, ‘Play Destroy’.

The track in question featured on Poppy’s second album ‘Am I a Girl?’, which came out last month.

Earlier this week (November 30), Poppy spoke out against Grimes and her team in a combative new interview. Speaking to Billboard, Poppy said that she “could have gone without” the trouble that was allegedly caused by her collaborator.

“I was kind of bullied into submission by [Grimes] and her team of self-proclaimed feminists,” Poppy said. “We planned the song coming out months ago, and she was preventing it. I got to watch her bully songwriters into signing NDA[s] and not taking credit for songs that they were a part of. She doesn’t practice what she preaches.

Poppy

Poppy

“It’s really upsetting to work with a female that is very outward about a topic, but behind closed doors, it’s the complete opposite,” she continued. “It’s actually very disheartening to people that are actually feminists and supporters of other females.”

Now, Grimes has responded to the comments – claiming that she was forced into a “disgusting situation” by the singer and YouTuber.

“Poppy you dragged me into a disgusting situation and won’t stop punishing me for not wanting to be part of it,” Grimes posted. “I don’t want to work with you, you leaked the song anyway.

“u got what you want. Let it go.”

Grimes said she feels “stupid” for responding to “tabloidy drama” in the now-deleted post, but is “just defending myself”.

“Would love if we could all just get back to work,” the post concludes.

Grimes released her comeback single ‘We Appreciate Power’ earlier this week – with the track having been inspired by both AI and North Korea.