Apr 24, 2013 1:04PM

Grimes Is Over It

She posts an open letter on Tumblr about the pitfalls of fame and the music industry.

Pop prodigy Grimes has taken to Tumblr to post an incredibly honest and admirable open letter about the pitfalls of fame and the music industry. In a blog post called 'I don't want to have to compromise my morals in order to make a living' she talks about how she's "done with being passive about any kind of status quo that allows anyone to suffer or to be disrespected." 

Removing the gloss and veneer of celebrity culture, she states, "I don't want my words to be taken out of context. I don't want to be infantilized because I refuse to be sexualized. I don't want to be molested at shows or on the street by people who perceive me as an object that exists for their personal satisfaction." She goes on to say that she doesn't want to have to employ body guards "because this kind of behavior is so commonplace and accepted."  

She talks about sexism in the music industry ("I'm tired of men who aren't professional or even accomplished musicians continually offering to 'help me out'") and the preconceived notions people have about her based on what she looks like ("I'm tired of being congratulated for being thin because I can more easily fit into sample sizes from the runway").

While she expresses mad love for her fans, she concludes the letter by saying, "Grimes world tour is officially over, the Visions album cycle is officially over, and I'm now taking the time to overhaul everything and make it better." 

It's a hard-hitting letter to read as it speaks volumes about society, but we think she is even more of a legend for it.

Photography: Rene Vaile for Oyster #102