Grimes Says She Isn't on Lady Gaga's 'Dawn of Chromatica' Because of "Sibling Rivalry" with Producer

She was apparently too busy ruining drywall and making TikToks to contribute

BY Heather Taylor-SinghPublished Sep 1, 2021

It seems like Grimes can't catch a break! In an exchange on social media, one fan was wondering why the singer wasn't featured on Lady Gaga's Chromatica remix album, Dawn of Chromatica, and Grimes had a quippy — and bizarre — response.

Yesterday (August 31) the artist took to Twitter to explain why she isn't on the album, citing a so-called "sibling rivalry" between her and the album's executive producer BloodPop®.

"Bloodpop and I have sibling rivalry issues and our immaturity led to the song not being completed," she began. "Also he's mad at me for taping a picture of myself above his bed and when he removed the picture the tape ripped off the paint. He [should] have left it."

This comes as a shock, considering Grimes confirmed her spot on the project during a livestream in July. "I missed the deadline but it got moved back so now we can do my monologue," she said at the time. But, when the remix album was announced earlier this week, Grimes was not featured among the artists on the tracklist.

BloodPop® promptly responded on Twitter and dismissed her claims, saying: "Not completed as in not started – she was too busy making TikToks about the silence of mimes??? Very weird IMO – also it actually left serious drywall damage as she used duc[t] tape."

The exchange didn't stop there. Grimes claimed she was never sent the track in the first place: "U just said scream in mic and send with no music behind – that makes no sense," and added, "the mimes need a voice and I am that voice."

Dawn of Chromatica is due to be released on September 3 via Interscope Records — apparently without Grimes and her mime voice. The album will feature remixes from Arca, Charli XCX and A. G. Cook, Pabllo Vittar, Rina Sawayama, Bree Runway, Shygirl and Mura Masa, Planningtorock and many more.

See Grimes and BloodPop®'s sibling rivalry play out in the exchange below. 


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