Ariana Grande on Kesha: 'I Don't Think a Male Artist Would Be in This Position'
When asked by Carson Daly during a 97.1 Amp Radio interview what she thought of the unfolding legal situation, she replied, "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. I didn’t know about a lot of this. 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," she continued. "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. ... And my fellow women are definitely something that I will always be one of the first to speak up about."
Grande recently dropped her new song "Dangerous Woman," the title track from her third album, and will host Saturday Night Live this weekend.
Listen to a clip from the interview below:
A rep for Grande did not have additional comment.