Apparently, an anonymous Wikipedia editor keeps adding a quote about her early drug use to her page. Back in 2012, Grimes told music publication CMJ that she was on drugs while recording the whole of Visions: "I blacked out the windows and did tons of amphetamines and stayed up for three weeks and didn’t eat anything."
But the Canadian artist now regrets that drug use is a part of her Wiki-narrative, and wants it known that she hates hard drugs. "All they've ever done is kill my friends and cause me to be unproductive," she writes on her Tumblr.
Read the full post below:
"losing people to drugs and alcohol is the worst because they destroy any good memories you have of them before forcing you to deal with the empty space they leave behind. also whoever keeps putting the few quotes i said early in my career about drugs back into my wikipedia page is an asshole. I don’t want that to be part of my narrative, and if it has to be I want people to know that i hate hard drugs. All they’ve ever done is kill my friends and cause me to be unproductive. Editing a website that people take seriously and reference all the time so that it looks like i think amphetamines are cool is incredibly irresponsible, people might read that and think its a cool thing to emulate. I hope you know you are doing the world a disservice. I just watched another person I care deeply about basically turn into gollum and my heart is broken."
Grimes' quote about her drug use remains on her Wikipedia page – but an editor has now added in context from her new Tumblr post.
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