Poppy says Grimes blocked the release of their collaboration “Play Destroy” for “months.”
Poppy released her second album Am I a Girl?, featuring the Grimes collaboration “Play Destroy.” Now, in a new interview with Kat Bein for Billboard, Poppy has accused Grimes and her team of delaying the song’s release. “I was kind of bullied into submission by [Grimes] and her team of self-proclaimed feminists,” Poppy said. She continued:
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. 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.