Fiona Apple Called Out The Grammys For Nominating Dr. Luke For His Work On Doja Cat's "Say So"

    "I keep going back to them putting Kesha on stage like, 'We believe you.'"

    Fiona Apple just joined an ever-growing list of celebs calling out the 2021 Grammys.

    Her criticism calls out the nomination of "Tyson Trax" as a producer on the Doja Cat song "Say So." If you don't recognize the name Tyson Trax, then you might know another pseudonym the producer used to go by: Dr. Luke.

    A list of nominees for Record of the Year, with an arrow pointing to Tyson Trax's name

    The very same Dr. Luke who Kesha alleges drugged and raped her, spawning the "Free Kesha" movement.

    "Dr. Luke is nominated? They had [Kesha] up there singing 'Praying' and now they’re gonna go: 'Oh but it’s Tyson Trax!'" Fiona told the Guardian.

    "I keep going back to them putting Kesha on stage like, 'We believe you' – and I believe her – then two years later, fucking Tyson Trax. Not to go back to that word, but it’s bullshit."

    Speaking about her nomination in the Best Rock Performance category, which is all female this year, she continued, "The feeling of wanting to celebrate with these women was genuine. But I should have that feeling anyway. I don’t know if anybody who’s nominated can help having the thought: what would I do If I won?"

    "My vision was that I would just get up there with a sledgehammer and I wouldn’t say anything, I would take the Grammy and smash it into enough pieces to share and I would invite all the ladies up. My second thought was I wonder if I can get all these ladies to boycott this shit because of Dr. Luke."

    You can read the full Guardian interview with Fiona here.