Ariana Grande Sends Her Support to Kesha: ‘I Don’t Think a Male Artist Would Be in This Position’

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As Kesha's legal battle with Dr. Luke continues, more and more of her fellow musicians have spoken out against the producer, whom Kesha has accused of sexual and emotional abuse. Ariana Grande, who was one of the first to send her support to the singer over social media, elaborated on her opinion on Carson Daly's AMP Radio show yesterday, saying, “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.” “If I’m speaking out about something I’m passionate about, I’m willing to take the brunt for fighting for what I believe in,” Grande added. “And my fellow women are definitely something that I will always be one of the first to speak up about.” Kesha and Grande collaborated early in the Grande's career, when Kesha wrote "Pink Champagne" for the singer.