Grimes has taken to Instagram to shed some light on those recently circulated photos in which she is seen reading The Communist Manifesto on the streets of Los Angeles.

As reported by Pedestrian.TVthe photos have been confirmed to have been staged and shot by a photographer called Jvshvisions and have surfaced following the singer’s public “semi-split” from Tesla billionaire, Elon Musk.

In an Instagram post, Grimes shared that she had the photos set up because she realised “it was an opportunity to troll” paparazzis who wouldn’t stop following her.

She wrote, “I was really stressed when paparazzi wouldn’t stop following me this wk but then I realized it was opportunity to troll .. i swear this headline omg wtf haha im dead.”

Grimes then goes onto confirm that she’s “not a communist”.

She said, “Full disclosure I’m still living with e and I am not a communist (although there are some very smart ideas in this book -but personally I’m more interested in a radical decentralized ubi that I think could potentially be achieved thru crypto and gaming but I haven’t ironed that idea out enough yet to explain it. Regardless my opinions on politics are difficult to describe because the political systems that inspire me the most have not yet been implemented).”

Grimes also added that if paparazzi continue to chase her, she will continue to troll.

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“Anyway if paparazzi keep chasing me perhaps I will try to think of more ways to meme – suggestions welcome!”

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