Kacey Musgraves says psychedelic drugs 'brought me closer to our planet and to humanity'

Kacey Musgraves isn't afraid to talk about experimenting with psychedelic drugs.

During a cover story for Marie Claire, the Grammy winner opened up about how acid trips have helped her develop a deeper appreciation for life and existence. 

"They’ve brought me closer to our planet and to humanity," Musgraves, 31, said during the interview published Wednesday. "I’ve walked away with a lot of little gifts."

As for anyone's opinion? "If I go down in flames for being me, well then, hey, I (expletive) tried. At least I went down in flames for something that I was," Musgraves said. 

Kacey Musgraves on Kid Rock's Taylor Swift tweet: I would never promote 'disgusting misogyny'

Country singer Kacey Musgraves says of using psychedelic drugs,  "I’ve walked away with a lot of little gifts."

Musgraves said she chooses to embrace her authenticity and refuses to compromise her identity for popularity, citing her "rebellious spirit" and "sarcastic nature." 

"From the get-go, I wasn't going to sign a record deal unless I could completely do it on my terms," she said. "And yeah, there've been moments when I've been asked to change lyrics or to do things I wasn't into. But I'm not going to bend in hopes that it's going to reach more people or whatever. It's just not worth it."

The country singer has previously opened up about experimenting with psychedelic drugs in 2018, revealing that she wrote the song "Mother" from her Grammy-winning album "Golden Hour" during an acid trip. 

"I’m not going to tell anybody to run out and do anything that wouldn’t be suitable for their mind or their lifestyle, but it did have positive effects for me," she told Rolling Stone last year. "It made me more compassionate as a daughter, as a granddaughter, as a partner."

She continued: "It put me in my place in the universe, gave me perspective that I think everyone should have. Yes, we’re all special, but we’re also nothing, just a fraction of a grain of sand in the book of time, and make what you have count and make the relationships around you mean something. And care for the Earth because we only have one. Whenever you are affected by hallucinogenics, especially mushrooms, you care for the Earth. When you’re, like, tripping, it just floods out."

Kacey Musgraves to Donald Trump: 'True leaders don’t stand back and watch the world burn'

See our full coverage of entertainment news