In an interview with Rolling Stone published this week, Grimes says she’s unsurprised about the Dr. Luke fiasco, as she’s personally experienced multiple cases of men trying to blackmail their way into sex.

For all the incidents of harassment, coercion and sexual assault that become public, many more stories never get told. When asked about Kesha’s lawsuit against producer Dr. Luke, Grimes tells Rolling Stone (via Fact Mag), “I don’t know enough about the specifics of that situation, because it seems very complicated.” But she notes that abuse of power is a regular occurrence for women in music. “I’ve been in numerous situations where male producers would literally be like, ‘We won’t finish the song unless you come back to my hotel room,’” she says, adding that younger female artists can easily fall into the trap. “If I was younger or in a more financially desperate situation, maybe I would have done that.”

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Unfortunately, this topic isn’t expounded on beyond that in the interview, but Grimes adds, “I don’t think there are few female producers because women aren’t interested. It’s difficult for women to get in. It’s a pretty hostile environment.”


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