Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato had an adventure on Friday evening. Entertainment Tonight has the news.
“Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato joked that they ‘s***’ themselves after deciding it’d be a good idea to go to the Manson murder house on Friday evening. You know, just another night out for the pop stars.”
They even talked about it on Twitter.
@ArianaGrande and by shat ourselves we mean we literally shit our pants.. Except yours had glitter in it. And the Chanel logo.— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 20, 2016
Friday night was lit and by lit I mean terrifying because we hiked on foot to the Manson murder house bye— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 20, 2016
Meanwhile, Ariana Grande is one of the several artists who sent support to Kesha, who was denied a release from Sony Records with producer Dr. Luke, whom she said physically, sexually, and mentally abused her.
Other artists, such as Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson, also tweeted their support. However, the comments after an article on the topic by Us Weekly indicate that not everybody supports Kesha.
“Her last album and singles bombed a few years back. I think she was looking for excuses like artists always do. They always wanna blame the record company. Truth is, the public just lose interest in certain artists who have no depth or solid talent. Kesha being a perfect example of such,” claims Calvin Right.
“He has been abusive towards her since she 1st signed with him, yet just recently she has started fighting back? That doesn’t seem so black & white & it definitely doesn’t sound like she is 100% the innocent victim she is portraying either,” says Lorna Winter.
Besides support from Ariana Grande, Kesha has earned support from Taylor Swift in the form of a donation. CNN has the news.
“Taylor Swift has put her money behind Kesha. Swift donated $250,000 to the “Tik Tok” singer on Sunday, two days after a judge ruled against Kesha in a case in which she asked to record music independently of producer Dr. Luke.”
However, as nice as Taylor Swift’s donation may have been, some have accused her of doing so for publicity and only speaking out when it’s convenient. Demi Lovato is one of those people.
Women empowerment is speaking up for other women even when it's something uncomfortable to speak up about.— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 21, 2016
Women empowerment is leading other women to make actual changes in our society.— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 21, 2016
However, some of Taylor Swift’s fans have struck back at Demi Lovato, also accusing her of using Kesha’s situation for publicity. Some commenters after an article about the Kesha situation at People are calling Lovato a hypocrite.
“Demi lives with Wilmer Valderrama who started dating her when she was barely 18 and he was 31. He has a long history of bad behavior with barely legal girls, like the man who is accused of abusing Kesha,” says Karen.
“Demi Is a BULLY!!! Quit it dummy. What Taylor does is NONE of your business! Angry Much??” comments “dapple.”
Nobody can accuse Ariana Grande of jumping on the feminist bandwagon; the singer has been consistent in her messaging since the beginning of the year. Still, most agree that it shouldn’t be a contest, and that Kesha needs and deserves all the support she has been getting.
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