Ariana Grande has also publicly voiced her support for Tik Tok singer Kesha amid her legal battle to be freed from her record label contract under Sony Music after accusing her producer Dr. Luke of sexually assaulting her, suggesting that this incident is unlikely faced by a man.
As for the Dangerous Woman singer, Sony Music should release Kesha from her prior contract, which entitled her to make six more albums.
?I love Kesha. I worked with her when I was a lot younger. We?ve been friends, I support her, regardless of what?s going on,? Arianna said in an interview with Carson Daly. ?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. Sorry.?
The Focus hitmaker said she is not worried about the backlashes she would possibly receive because of her comments, stressing that she is talking about something she has been passionate about.
?If I?m speaking out about something I?m passionate about, I?m willing to take the brunt for fighting what I believe in, and my fellow women are definitely something that I will always be one of the first to speak up about,? she spoke on 97.1 AMP Radio?s Daly Download.
Grande was one of the few celebrities who immediately voiced out their support to Kesha after a New York judge ruled against Kesha?s favor to record music outside her contract with Dr Luke.
On the other hand, Dr. Luke, whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald, continues to deny the singer?s allegations and even filed a counter affidavit stating that Kesha?s allegations are ?completely untrue, outright lies that have been advanced to extort a contract renegotiation and money.?