Since Kesha's plea to get out of her recording contract with Dr. Luke (who, she alleges, sexually and physically abused her for years) was rejected, numerous celebrities have spoken out in support of her.
And now Ariana Grande, who is always vocal when it comes to addressing equality, has voiced her support for Kesha.
Ariana said Kesha's situation is the result of sexist double standards – and that a male recording artist would not be treated the same way.
Speaking to Amp Radio, Ariana said:
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.
She went on to say that she will never not voice her support for other women – even if she's criticised for doing so:
If I'm speaking out about something that I'm passionate about, I'm willing to take the brunt for fighting for what I believe in. And my fellow women are definitely something that I will always be one of the first to speak up about.