Zendaya is the latest celebrity speaking out in support of Kesha, who’s currently in a legal battle with Sony and producer Dr. Luke.
“My heart goes out [to Kesha],” she told Billboard at a fan meet-and-greet at New York’s The Black Tap on Friday (Feb. 26). “It’s heartbreaking and I couldn’t ever imagine going through something like that.”
While the 19-year-old songbird — who posed for photos and showered fans with large candy-coated milkshakes throughout the two-hour soiree — admits she can’t relate to Kesha’s situation, she believes that the attention is warranted and serves as an opportunity to empower women.
“Fortunately, it’s never happened to me, but I’m glad that the conversation is happening and that a light is being shown on the issue that she’s having,” she adds. “It’s beautiful to see all this love, all these people surrounding her and blanketing her with kindness, love and support. I think that’s what we need to do, ’cause I don’t even know how to speak on it.”
She continues, “It sounds so terrible, but it’s not something that I can truly speak on ’cause I can’t explain that to anybody. I’m just here to be a person of support and direct attention towards it. It’s all honestly about shedding light on the issue. Hopefully, she gets everything out of it that she needs to and is able to, in a sense, recover and bring so much empowerment to women at the same time — that’s what she’s doing.”
Kesha’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, shared a quick clip today of Kesha singing a new song for fans to thank everyone for their support.
A special thanks to everyone who has had her back #animals pic.twitter.com/jHsfH15wT9
— Mark Geragos (@markgeragos) February 26, 2016