Grimes: “I’m really into hip-hop. More on the production end, but I like working with rappers since I listen to hip-hop. Having momentum and tempo in vocalization is cool when you’re not worrying about pitch or anything. Because it isn’t pitched to anything, you can totally change what the music is. It’s really great and malleable for remixing.
“I had a favorite rapper, but then I found out some terrible things about him. I don’t want to say who it is, because I’m so emotionally afflicted over the whole thing. He said some really homophobic stuff that upset me.
“But I guess my favorite rapper now would be the Notorious B.I.G. I’d have to reevaluate the situation. Big Boi and Andre 3000 are up there, too.