Grimes speaks up about sex blackmail

Candian singer Grimes. Photo / Getty Images
Candian singer Grimes. Photo / Getty Images

Canadian singer Grimes has opened up about her experience in the music industry, admitting numerous producers have blackmailed her for sex.

While discussing singer Kesha's current legal case with Rolling Stone, Grimes admitted she has come across several situations where male producers have coaxed her into sex.

"Male producers would literally be like, 'We won't finish the song unless you come back to my hotel room'," she told Rolling Stone.

"If I was younger or in a more financially desperate situation, maybe I would have done that."

The singer added there are few female producers in the industry, which she describes as "difficult" for women to enter.

"It's a pretty hostile environment," she said.

Kesha is currently fighting to end her recording contract with Sony Music and its subsidiary, Kemosabe Records, owned by producer Dr Luke, who the singer has accused of subjecting her to years of sexual and emotional abuse.

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Grimes also revealed to Rolling Stone she is halfway through finishing another record despite previously stating she was taking a break from music.

The quirky Canadian performed in New Zealand at Laneway music festival earlier this year and is due to hit the stage of Californian music festival Coachella this coming Saturday.

- AAP

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