Grimes on Kesha’s Contract: “It’s Basically Like Slavery”

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“I’m always getting in trouble for being political,” Grimes said in an interview with Time Out.

The outspoken artist, aka Claire Boucher, has used her position to speak up about sexism in the music industry—a cross that seems to be one only female artists have to bare —including the recent ruling on pop star Kesha’s case against producer Dr. Luke.

When asked about Kesha, Grimes had this to say: “You shouldn’t be allowed to sign a human being, regardless of what the allegations are or what anyone said or did. It’s basically like slavery. She should be allowed to record [with other people]. It’s a deeply fucked situation.”

We’re not sure that “slavery” is a completely apt comparison, but we’re happy to see more performers speaking out on Kesha’s behalf. Prior to the interview, Grimes had also publicly supported Kesha on Twitter:

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