Ariana Grande is standing by Kesha.
The pint-sized pop princess previously voiced her support for the blonde after she lost her injunction bid to get out of her recording contract with Dr. Luke, the producer who allegedly raped and abused the 29-year-old.
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The soulful singer told Carson Daly on 97.1 AMP Radio's The Daily Download that she's still strongly supporting the TiK ToK performer, saying:
"I love Kesha. I worked with her when I was a lot younger. I support her, regardless of what's going on."
She continued to say that the backlash that the star has received amid her ongoing legal battle with the Sony songsmith raises some serious concerns about the way women are treated, adding:
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."
But the Dangerous Woman remains unapologetic about that potentially controversial comment, confessing:
"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. And my fellow women are definitely something that I will always be one of the first to speak up about."
Ch-ch-check out Ari's interview (below):
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