The city of Austin, which has seen rents for a one-bedroom apartment spike by 108 percent over the past year, has gotten so expensive that even a pop star from outer space claims she can’t buy the house she wants without the help of the billionaire she used to date. “I couldn’t afford to buy a house that fits my kids in Austin atm without help from their dad which is INSANE,” Grimes tweeted on Monday, fighting it out in the comments with random people after calling on her “fellow Texans” to support a Change.org housing petition.
So now Grimes is a YIMBY. She continued to tweet a lot of opinions about how to fix the housing crisis:
“The over-regulation in Cali is anti innovation. Tx is pro innovation, (they let u blow up rockets for example haha),” Grimes notes. (Haha!) She also clarifies that she’s not supporting rent control but simply “deregulation on building.” She adds, “More info later.” We’ll be waiting!