- Grimes told Vogue that she doesn’t “identify” with the word “mother.”
- Her son, X Æ A-Xii, calls Grimes by her first name, Claire, instead.
- Grimes and Elon Musk welcomed their son in May 2020.
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Grimes said her son, X Æ A-Xii, doesn’t call her “mother,” adding that she doesn’t “identify” with the word.
Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, told Vogue, “I think having a baby was a big rebirth for me, like artistically.”
“Being a mother feels weird to say. For some reason, I don’t identify with that word,” Grimes, 33, said. The “Genesis” singer added that her son refers to her by her first name.
“Which is also really weird because X, he says ‘Claire,’ but he doesn’t say ‘mama.’ Which is so… I’m like, ‘How are you…?” Grimes said. “Like, maybe he can sense my distaste for the word ‘mother.'”
She continued: “Which I don’t even know why I have a distaste for it, because I respect … I just can’t identify with it, weirdly.”