While preparing for the 2021 Met Gala, Grimes opened up about parenting and being a mother, revealing in an interview with Vogue that she doesn’t identify with the word mother.

The “Genesis” singer, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, told Vogue, “I think having a baby was a big rebirth for me, like artistically.”

“Being a mother feels weird to say. For some reason, I don’t identify with that word,” Grimes said, adding that her son refers to her by her first name.

“Which is also really weird because X, he says ‘Claire,’ but he doesn’t say ‘mama.’ Which is so… I’m like, ‘How are you…?” Grimes said. “Like, maybe he can sense my distaste for the word ‘mother.’”

She continued: “Which I don’t even know why I have a distaste for it, because I respect … I just can’t identify with it, weirdly.”

Grimes and Tesla founder Elon Musk welcomed their son in May 2020. Their son was initially named X Æ A-12 Musk, but Grimes and Musk later amended the baby’s name to X Æ A-Xii due to California’s naming laws.

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