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Poppy says Grimes “bullied” during “Play Destroy” collab

Poppy has come forward about the experience of making her song "Play Destroy"

November 30, 2018
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We were convinced that Poppy and Grimes were in the process of saving the genre of metal with the release of their nu-metal track “Play Destroy,” but it appears that may not have been the case after all.

In fact, a new interview from Poppy suggests that the making of the song wasn’t ideal, and she’s now claiming that Grimes “bullied” some of the people behind the scenes.

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According to a new interview with Billboard, Poppy explained that the dream collab was anything but, accusing Grimes and her team of “bullying” her “into submission.”

Additionally, she claims that she saw Grimes also “bullying” the songwriters and forcing them to sign NDA agreements, which are essentially a form of a confidentiality agreement:

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

She continued on by saying that is was “disheartening” to work with someone that was different behind the scenes, saying:

“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. It’s actually very disheartening to people that are actually feminists and supporters of other females.”

Grimes has yet to come forward with a response against Poppy’s allegations.

Following the release the music video for Poppy and Grimes’ “Play Destroy,” Poppy also released a surprisingly bloody music video for another track off the record titled “X.”

Am I A Girl? is Poppy’s second studio album, which followed the release of her debut record, 2017’s Poppy.Computer.

Poppy’s latest album was released just in time for Halloween, on Oct. 31, and you can stream or download it on all digital platforms. You can do so by going here.

You can listen to “Play Destroy” below:

Written by Beth Casteel

Beth is a journalism and film student that runs on little sleep and a whole lot of coffee. She’s a big fan of eating pizza, talking about her love of Seaway and going to a ridiculous amount of shows in Cleveland.