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    Nothing Surprises Me About The Fact That X Æ A-Xii Calls Grimes By Her First Name Instead Of Mom

    I know he's only 16 months, but this is 100% on brand for X Æ A-Xii.

    On May 4, 2020, Grimes gave birth to the cultural reset that is X Æ A-Xii Musk.

    Since then, Grimes has given us lil' nuggets about her son's life — like X playing the synth, X chillin' in Italy, X rockin' a viking haircut, the usual.

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    Well, earlier this week was the Met Gala, where Grimes showed up in a Dune-inspired gown designed by Iris van Herpen:

    Grimes arriving at the 2021 Met Gala and carrying a sword
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    Honestly, one of the few people who understood the assignment, in my humble opinion. 

    Now, I love the Met Gala, but one of the things I love even more are the BTS videos of celebrities getting ready and an in-depth conversation about the inspiration behind their outfits. Not too long ago, Vogue released Grimes' video, and it's everything I dreamed it could be...and somehow more.

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    However, I'm not here to talk about her dress or her dope sword made from melted-down guns. I'm here to discuss this lil' tidbit about X and how he doesn't call Grimes "mom":

    Grimes getting ready for the Met Gala
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    "Like, maybe he can sense my taste for the word 'mother,'" Grimes continued. "Which, I don't even know why I have a distaste for it, I respect it...I [just] can't identify with it, weirdly." 

    Like, not a single thing surprises me about 16-month-old X Æ A-Xii being like, "Claire, juice!" Not. A. Single. Thing.

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    Also, FYI, Grimes' birth name is Claire Boucher. Hence why he says "Claire." It's not, like, a random name he just decided to use. 

    So, yeah. That's been your X Æ A-Xii update. See you for the next one.