Grimes guested on the most recent episode of The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim. In a segment titled ‘Grimes and Punishment’, which was filmed back when Grimes was still pregnant, the artist is tortured atop a medieval torture rack in various different ways – including being “cheeseboarded” with liquid cheese by Kraft Punk. Watch it below.
In a recent interview with Complex, Andre explained how the collaboration came about. “She’s great. You know, we’re friends and she’s a fan of the show,” he said. “I had a BBQ at my house a few years ago and she goes to me, ‘You know, you never have women on as the music guest.’ And I explained to her, it’s because we always torture the musical guest. I’m always beating them with bats or electrocuting them, so it’s not a good look if I’m like torturing a woman. And she goes, ‘Yeah, that makes sense but I wanna do the show. Fuck it, you can torture me!’”
It was only later that he learned that Grimes was pregnant when the segment was filmed. “I was like, ‘You just talked me into torturing a pregnant woman,’” he said. “And she was like, ‘Yeah, but it was fucking awesome!’”
Sharing a clip from the episode on Twitter, Grimes wrote: “Thanks @ericandre for letting me get tortured on the show!”
— ☘︎𝔊𝔯𝔦𝔪𝔢𝔰࿎ (@Grimezsz) November 10, 2020