Share this article with friends Share
HYPETRAK is now part of HYPEBEAST Music. Read the latest music stories here.

Grimes Lashes out at Journalists & More

“interesting how the press genders my lyrics.”

Earlier this week, Zane Lowe debuted a new Grimes song on his popular program for Beats 1. Entitled “Medieval Warfare,” the track was an older demo flipped into a new piece to support the Suicide Squad film and its soundtrack. Following some misguided descriptions of the songs from certain outlets and journalists, Grimes has decided to clear the air regarding her latest release. Specifically, she took umbrage with the gender implications behind the song’s interpretations. In a since-deleted statement, the acclaimed songstress says:

interesting how the press genders my lyrics

Medieval warfare just came out and i noticed a lot of journalists changed the lyrics from ‘are you hot?’ (gender neutral) to ‘are you hard?’ (implying a hetero relationship – or sex involving a dick) and ‘can you kill a man with your hands? (vaguely misandrist lyric haha – sorry btw, but iunno the song is about medieval warfare which involved mostly dudes and it’s pretty hard to kill someone whilst un-armed with ur hands so it seemed like a cool lyric coming from the perspective of harley quinn. not meant to be pointedly hateful, but that’s what it is) to ‘can you kill someone with ur hands” (gender neutral lyric).

P much every quoted lyric from the song has been changed to make it about sex with men and to distance the song from being about violence against men.

happens all the time. like, until i said something, all the press assumed flesh without blood was about a hetero sexual relationship (its about a platonic friendship with a female friend), etc.

not complaining, just noticing. – Grimes

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Suge Knight & More Are Getting Sued for a Classic Song
Apple Channels Maya Angelou in Its Latest Ad About the Beauty in Humanity
Ebro Claps Back at Drake
The Latest Air Jordan 31 Pays Homage to the 2016 Summer Olympics
Load More
Less than 00:00:00 to Enjoy an Extra 15% Off Sale Items | USE CODE: SP15 SHOP NOW