Grimes has put up a Tumblr post that addresses edits that have been made to her Wikipedia page that discuss her use of amphetamines during the recording of Visions. The page cites a March 2012 interview with CMJ in which she described her frame of mind while recording the album: “I blacked out the windows and did tons of amphetamines and stayed up for three weeks and didn’t eat anything.” According to the article’s edit history, the sentence was first added on August 1st, 2013, and has been deleted and put back multiple times since. “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,” she said in the post. “People might read that and think its a cool thing to emulate. I hope you know you are doing the world a disservice.” The current version of the article contains the sentence about amphetamines, but also has a quote from the Tumblr post addressing its inclusion in the next paragraph. Read her 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.
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