Claire Boucher is either pulling a fast one on us or she’s expecting her second child
Published Dec 28, 2021
It’s been a whirlwind few years for Grimes; she shacked up with Elon Musk, released Miss Anthropocene, got into a weird internet feud with Azealia Banks, had her first baby — dubbing her son X AE A-XII Musk, which led to some ruthless trolling online — and eventually announced her split from the father of her child. And after all that, and some whinging about the trials of fame, she’s now dropping hints that she might be pregnant with her second child.
In either another elaborate scheme to troll the media or an honest celebration of maternity, the musician’s latest Instagram post reveals another belly bump, sparking rumours from fans that the artist born Claire Boucher is once again expecting. This is, after all, the way she announced her first pregnancy. The post itself offers no further clues, as its caption merely tags visual artist CHKLTR and celebrity photographer Chen Man.
It’s entirely possible that the photo was taken back when she was pregnant with baby X, or that the photo is a digital manipulation intended to incite these very rumours. Nevertheless, Boucher has yet to respond to the numerous speculations in her comments section publicly. Looks like only time will tell.
In related news, Boucher recently teased a collaboration with fellow Canuck, the Weeknd, on her Discord server [via Stereogum], only to hint moments later on Twitter that she’s planning on changing career paths following the release of her next album (maybe she’ll spend some time as a stay-at-home mother?).
Celebrity culture is suffocating a f. I’m not quitting music, but def changing my main day job after BOOK 1. Music industry feels old and tired, reliant on archaic systems
— 𝔊𝔯𝔦𝔪𝔢𝔰 (⌛️,⏳) ᚷᚱᛁᛗᛖᛋ (@Grimezsz) December 28, 2021
See the possible baby bump below.