Ariana Grande stands with Kesha, and she has no problem being vocal about it.
In February, Kesha's request to be released from her contract with Sony, and thus avoid being professionally connected to producer Dr. Luke, whom the singer says sexually and physically abused her, was rejected by a New York court. (In the last week, sources have reported that Sony is considering ending the producer's contract.)
In the aftermath of Kesha's initial legal loss, celebrities, including Grande, shared their support for the pop star online.
Now, Grande is offering her fellow singer more public support.
On March 11, 97.1 AMP Radio tweeted about a new interview Carson Daly did with Grande on "The Daly Download." During the interview, she mentioned being friends with Kesha and working with the singer when she was younger. She also said she stands by her friend, and highlighted the double standards women experience in the music industry and beyond:
I support [Kesha], regardless of what is going on. I didn’t know about a lot of this, you know what I mean? At the time I was really young. We didn’t discuss any of this. 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 the same position right now. Sorry.
Listen to a portion of the interview below.
In October, Grande wasted no time calling out sexist questions she received during another radio show appearance. While talking with Daly, she noted she has no problem speaking up for what she's "passionate about," especially when it comes to her "fellow women."
"My fellow women are definitely something that I will always be one of the first to speak up about," Grande said.