On Monday, the Bad Romance singer talked with Carson Daly on 97.1 AMP Radio about her moving performance of Til It Happens To You at the 2016 Oscars and once again vocalized her support for the the Tik Tok artist.
As we reported, the Grammy winner has been a source of support for the blonde beauty as she is wrapped up in a legal battle against music producer Dr. Luke — whom she has accused of drugging and raping her. The industry vet has vehemently denied the allegations against him.
On the highly publicized case, the American Horror Story actress noted:
“I think that people should just know that there’s so much more than what meets the eye in a case like that. I feel like she’s being very publicly shamed for something that happens in the music industry all the time, to women and men. I just want to stand by her side because I can’t watch another woman that went through what I’ve been through suffer.”
In case you forgot, GaGa has previously opened up about being raped herself by someone in the business when she was only 19-years-old. How awful.
In regards to her friendship with the Die Young performer, she continued:
“I talk to her every day. I’m friends with her personally, and what I’m watching her go through is not only something I’ve been through but something that’s really devastating to witness. Somebody that has such a beautiful light within them, so much talent to give ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ just to see that light burn out because they feel that no one’s listening to them, I feel that it’s my responsibility to stand up for her when there’s a lot of people that are not listening to her plea for love, for people to have compassion and empathy.”
“I won’t put words in their mouths, but I think it is probably as scary for them as it is for me to see so much shaming happen to females in the business that are so talented because they’re just not in as much of a position of power as the people who are speaking up against them.”
Well said! GaGa concluded:
“We’re going to shake the tree until that leaf that has Kesha on it falls. I care about her. In any other business, if you were to report that anything happened to you to the human resources department, it would be dealt with. But we don’t have a human resources department, we don’t have a union as artists, we’re just fighting for ourselves. If we don’t stick together, our voices just won’t be heard.”
We’re just happy to see that Kesha has such a wonderful support system during this particularly trying time.
P.S. You can listen to the full audio HERE.
[Image via Lady GaGa/Instagram.]