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Grimes is at it again.

Recently, a photo of Grimes has gone viral on Twitter taken by the paparazzi. In the photos, Grimes is casually reading Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto. The irony of her reading the book is that she just recently split from one of the richest men in the world, Elon Musk.

The photos, however, are obviously staged. She is in full hair and makeup, wearing a costume that is most likely incredibly expensive. Many believed that the deliberate photoshoot was to announce her separation from not only Musk, but separation from his politics as well. Grimes is also well known for doing stunts to annoy the internet in order for her to be talked about among social media.

When Grimes began her music career, she appeared to be a quirky musician with progressive views. However, when she began dating Elon Musk, many people believed that it was hypocritical of her. As someone who claimed to be anti-establishment, many people felt as if dating a billionaire, and continuing to defend his behavior, was a direct contradiction to her beliefs. After this staged photo shoot, many people began to make memes of the situation.

However, the other day on Instagram, Grimes took it upon herself to explain that the photoshoot was staged because the paparazzi continued to follow her after her split with Musk. She explains “Full disclosure, I’m still living with E and I am not a communist.”

The Instagram post, made to clear up confusion, made people even more confused. In particular, Grimes comments that she is not a communist, but is instead more interested in “a radical decentralized ubi that I think could potentially be achieved thru crypto and gaming but I haven’t ironed that idea out enough yet to explain it.”

The explanation ended up confusing people more instead of clearing the air as she originally intended. This continued the memes, as many people made fun of the ideas presented by Grimes in her Instagram caption