• Grimes was spotted posing with the “Communist Manifesto” on a street corner.

  • The singer posted on social media that she purposely posed with the book to “troll” the paparazzi.

  • Billionaire Elon Musk revealed last month that he and Grimes had separated. They share custody of their son, X Æ A-Xii Musk.

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Singer Grimes was spotted in Los Angeles on Oct. 2 in full costume, nonchalantly thumbing through a copy of Karl Marx’s “Communist Manifesto.”

It was Grimes’ first public outing since announcing his high-profile split from Tesla billionaire Elon Musk. The snaps were taken just days after Musk overtook Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest person on September 25.

Grimes, real name Claire Boucher, was dressed head to toe in a fantasy-themed outfit while carrying a copy of the anti-capitalist book.

Musk told Page Six in September that he and Grimes were “semi-split” but “still on good terms.” The couple revealed their relationship in May 2018 after attending the Met Gala together. They had a son together in 2020, whom they named X Æ A-Xii Musk.

Grimes was acutely aware that she was pictured with the book, tweeting that she was deliberately thinking about what to do that would trigger a ridiculous headline about herself.

“I was really stressed when the paparazzi kept following me this week, but I realized it was an opportunity to troll,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “Full disclosure, I still live with e (Musk) and I’m not a communist.”

Grimes said in a separate tweet posted on October 3 that she found the whole situation “funny.”

“I think my publicist is stressed, I should probably stop doing controversial things on impulse, my friend just got the book and the photographers were out. I’ll probably regret it later hahaha,” the singer tweeted.

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