We’ve been covering Kesha’s continuing battle with Dr. Luke, and all of the support she’s received not only from fans, but fellow artists as well. Lady Gaga has been of particular public support, and Taylor Swift donated $250,000 towards her legal fees. Now, the latest voice to step in the discussion is Ariana Grande’s.
Grande has been known for being an outspoken voice for women in the entertainment industry (anyone remember when she schooled the hosts of California’s Power 106 FM radio show?) and naturally, she stepped up for Kesha during a recent interview with 97.1 Amp Radio. When Carson Daly brought up the topic, Ariana mentions that “I support her, regardless of what’s going on,” and says that “At the time I was really young. We didn’t discuss any of this.”
She doesn’t leave it there though, continuing to talk about the pressures women face in the entertainment industry that men simply don’t. “The incredible double standards that we [women] face on a daily basis, in the industry and just in the world, it’s shocking. 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.” For the people who might attack her for saying that, she frankly couldn’t give a darn because “fellow women are definitely something that I will always be one of the first to speak up about.” Amen. Listen to the whole interview, below.