Chatting with Carson Daly on his radio show, Grande took a moment to defend Kesha and speak out about the injustices that come with being a female in the music industry.
“I love Kesha. I worked with her when I was a lot younger. We’ve been friends. I support her regardless of what is going on,” Grande began. “The incredible double standards that we 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 that I’m passionate about, I’m willing to take the brunt for fighting for what I believe in," she concluded. "And my fellow women are definitely something that I will always be one of the first to speak up about.”