Grimes Said That X Æ A-X12 Is Really Into "Radical Art" Because Of Course He Is
I promise you, I am not making this up.
Earlier this year, Grimes gave birth to her son — fathered by Elon Musk — and his name caused quite a stir. However, she affectionately calls him X. The baby, not Elon.
Since giving birth, Grimes has been pretty quiet about her day-to-day with the lil' guy, but we got a sneak peak of life with baby X in her NYT profile, and all I can say is...yes.
First, there's the lullaby. There's no "Rock-a-bye Baby" for baby X — instead, Grimes partnered with Endel (a tech company that creates personalized sound environments to reduce stress, increase focus, and improve sleep) to make the perfect croon for the 5-month-old.
“In general, stuff for babies is really just creatively bad,” she said. “I don’t want [his] first introduction to the world to just be all this aimless crap.”
Next, there's X's taste in art, which Grimes calls "radical."
In case you needed a refresher, Apocalypse Now is a war drama directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It's rated-R for disturbing violent images, language, sexual content, and some drug use — aka, not a traditional kids film, but hey, not my monkeys, not my circus.
But it's not just all fun and games with X! Grimes says that he's a very important part of her creative process — which I friggin' love:
X even helped Grimes with the music she produced for Endel; she used her baby as a sounding board. “The first version, there [were] too many sort of sharp bells, and it caused tears and just general chaos,” she said. As she fussed with the mix, “X would smile more and stuff.”