Grimes casually admits extortion, blackmail and hacking popular blog

musician, artist, fan of communism, criticism of communismand cyberpunk cosplayer Grimes got herself a vanity lounge cover story this monthand you won’t believe the things she revealed. No, not the second secret baby with Elon Musk. And no, not the fact that she and the Technoking aren’t dating anymore, either. Oh, and definitely not the new alien scar tattoo she got. No, perhaps the most ridiculous tidbit is when Grimes seems to casually admit to enlisting a friend in 2012 to help pull off a DDoS attack on the now defunct indie music culture website, hipster runoff.

The confession comes from the accompanying video shoot for her vanity lounge cover feature, which was posted to YouTube on March 10, but apparently everyone only started watching now. “Back then, like before the revival era, I got canceled for that, which is so crazy,” Grimes says.

Grimes, seen after the cancellation.

Hack the planet — Despite initial attempts to be “all fair and start [her] career,” Grimes got so angry at the low-stakes gossip site by posting a photo of her kissing someone at a rave that she enlisted an anonymous friend in the video game industry to launch an attack. DDoS on hipster runoff’s, a move that took the website offline. They only stopped their campaign once the publication removed the article. “We were able to…basically blackmail them,” Grimes says of his “coolest hacking moment.”

The grimy details – There are a few things that probably need some clarification here. First, Grimes claims that the photo in question was “leaked” to hipster runoffwhen in fact it was part of a lot taken for a once very popular website, The party last night. Also, Grimes’ friend didn’t just launch a DDoS attack on hipster runoff — “the site’s backups were also destroyed and its server crashed”, according to a past interview with TIME‘s creator quoted yesterday by the blog, Hacking but legal. The move was essentially the beginning of the end for the website, which went on sale in 2015.

Grimes and his pal didn’t just bully hipster runoff By deleting his picture, they erased large parts of the website’s archives and backups to the point where the founder decided to move on to other projects. This, of course, is incredibly illegal, although it’s unlikely Grimes – who now has two of his planned three or four children with the world’s richest man – will see any real consequences. If nothing else, she probably doesn’t need to worry about being “cancelled” because of it. Again.

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