Grimes gave birth to a baby boy with Tesla CEO Elon Musk earlier this week and the singer also appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia.
The singer, 32, shows off her bump as photographer Ryan McGinley shot her during the ninth month of pregnancy, immersed in California with Gothic outlines.
During an accompanying interview, Grimes discussed how demanding it was to be pregnant during the coronavirus pandemic and said her friend had died.
'A friend of mine died: New mother Grimes showed off her bare pregnancy bump for Vogue Italia cover shoot as she discussed how 'demanding it was to be pregnant during a pandemic'
Talking to the publication recently, Grimes said: 'It is certainly very demanding to be pregnant in the middle of a pandemic. It's hard not to be able to see friends and family.
'A friend of mine recently died and it was a nightmare not being able to be close to her loved ones. It won't be easy in the hospital, I don't go into details but I feel very empathetic with those who are going through this phase.
'And I trust what the maternity wards are doing to manage the situation, I have great respect for the work of the doctors.'
She said: 'A friend of mine recently died and it was a nightmare not being able to be close to her loved ones. It won't be easy in the hospital, I don't go into details but I feel very empathetic with those who are going through this phase'
Grimes said she is taking a positive look at the future post-coronavirus.
She said: 'I wonder if there will be a reduction in consumerism. If people fly less, it can only be good. The same goes for petrol cars and everything else.
'This is an opportunity to start thinking about how we live, even if it is painful. We are already observing an interesting change in consumption habits and I see more and more people walking in my neighborhood. It seems to be like the 90s (laughs).'
Announcing her Vogue shoot on Instagram, Grimes wrote: 'I was having a baby this week so I literally didn’t realize my Italian Vogue cover came out!!
Happy: Grimes gave birth to her first baby with Tesla CEO Elon Musk earlier this week
She wrote on Instagram: 'my brain is mega fried right now' as she spoke about motherhood
'This is an honor of the highest order': Grimes wrote about the cover shoot on social media
'Simulation feels like its at level 10 atm. Might be offline for a bit as of today, but this is an honor of the highest order! Thanks so much I want to write more but my brain is mega fried right now. Love G.'
Her partner Elon shared the first pictures of the baby, his sixth son and her first child.
One showed him cradling the baby in his arms while in the hospital and the other showed his son lying in bed with a tattoo filter applied.
Elon, 48, had taken the decision to post the image after a fan wrote: 'A pic of you holding the baby would break the internet ... please share one.'
Happy arrival: Elon Musk shared the first pictures of his newborn son with singer Grimes on Twitter on Tuesday - her first child and his sixth
Bizarre: Musk shared a tweet saying the baby boy's name is X Æ A-12 Musk
Unusual post: Grimes shared this picture of her angelic newborn but added a strange tattoo filter to the baby's face
Playful: He had jokingly written to a fan the above post as he had a little fun on social media
You would break the internet: Elon had posted the image of his newborn after this fan begged him to do so
And he had also responded to a follower who had like the tattooed image, writing: 'Thanks :) Never too young for some ink haha.'
The Tesla CEO had announced the happy news of his baby's arrival via Twitter, tweeting on Monday evening: 'Mom & baby all good'.
In response to a user's Tweet that read: 'We need the name we literally need it,' Elon replied, 'X Æ A-12 Musk.'
The latest: The Tesla CEO, 48, tweeted: "Mom & baby all good," after Grimes, 32, delivered the child
X: Some have suggested the X could come from SpaceX, Musk's rocket building company.
Æ: The a-e ligature is pronounced 'Ash'. Grimes has a song called 4ÆM. Others have suggested 'After Earth'.