While the ongoing legal battle between Kesha, Dr. Luke and Sony Music continues to unfold and make headlines, celebrity musicians left and right are speaking out about the issues at hand and shining a new light on some of the grim realities women in the music industry face.
Ariana Grande recently was asked by host Carson Daly to speak about the current situation Kesha is in, and she was passionate in her responses speaking out in support of her friend and fellow female artist.
"The incredible double standards that we [women] face on a daily basis, in the industry and just in the world, it’s shocking,” Grande said, during the appearance on 97.1 Amp Radio. “I would be so amused, and pardon me if this comes across as sexist, but I don’t think a male artist would be in this position right now. Sorry.”
"I love Kesha. I worked with her when I was a lot younger,” the singer continued. “We’ve been friends, I support her, regardless of what’s going on. I didn’t know about a lot of this. At the time I was really young. We didn’t discuss any of this.”
“My fellow women are definitely something that I will always be one of the first to speak up about,” Grande concluded the interview with, touching on how she believes its important to stand up for what you are passionate about regardless of any possible blacklash. We hear you, girl!
Grande is slated to host Saturday Night Live this weekend (March 12).
Check out a clip of the interview below.
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