Ariel Pink’s at it again: in a new Guardian profile, the singer tries to separate himself from his trolly statements in the past — “I’d like to be seen as a normal, attractive person with good values,” he said — and then followed that up with a response in which he called Grimes “completely stupid and retarded” because she called him out on Twitter a few weeks ago because of his “delusional misogyny” after he said some negative things about Madonna in an interview. Here’s what he had to say:
What an amazing promotional campaign this is. I was only repeating what Interscope told me about why the needed me. They’re not my opinions. It’s clickbait journalism. The media lies to us all the time, and we always believe the media. Then Grimes — who’s completely stupid and retarded to believe any of it — jumps in and has her two cents. I’m not a misogynist. Maybe she’s angry that I’m the male version of her, who was at 4AD before her.
And here’s some clarification from Pink on Twitter:
I love grimes. I love Madge. I love women. I love the guardian. I love pitchfork. I love the fans. I love the haters. I love my life. #UK
— Ariel Pink (@arielxpink) November 15, 2014
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