Fiona Apple calls Grammys over Dr. Luke nomination out, extra within the new interview
Fiona Apple discussed the Grammys in a new interview with Laura Snapes for The Guardian. Apple, which received three awards at the 2021 ceremony, mentioned Lukasz “Dr. Luke “Gottwald’s nomination for the record of the year for his pseudonymous work as Tyson Trax in Doja Cats” Say So “with the words:” You had [Kesha] Up there are singing ‘Pray’ and now they’re going to go, ‘Oh, but it’s Tyson Trax!’ ”
(“Praying,” which was released in July 2017, is widely believed to be Kesha’s alleged abuse experience with Dr. Luke. The producer has denied the allegations, some of which have been dropped. Dr. Luke has Kesha as well sued for defamation.)
Fiona Apple continued:
I am waiting to learn more about Deborah Dugan [former Recording Academy president] have to say [about the culture at the Recording Academy] because it all stinks to me. When you hire someone and they ask questions and then get fired? There are a lot of things that she brought up that make it so that I can’t review this situation and I don’t really want to go there and support it.
Elsewhere, Apple discussed her nomination for best rock performance, in which she will compete against women. “I immediately had the feeling: I wish I were in the same room with these ladies and we could celebrate. I felt really good for a second, “she said, later adding:
I keep going back to them and putting Kesha on stage like “We believe you” – and I believe her – and then two years later Tyson Trax. Not to come back to that word, but it’s bullshit. The feeling of wanting to party with these women was real. But I should have this feeling anyway. I don’t know if someone nominated can help having the thought, what would I do if I won? My vision was that I would just get up there with a sledgehammer and say nothing, I would take the Grammy and smash it into enough pieces to share and I would invite all the ladies. My second thought was that I was wondering if I can get all these ladies to do this shit about Dr. Boycott Luke.
Pitchfork asked representatives from Fiona Apple and the Recording Academy for comments and additional information.
Read the full interview, titled “Fiona Apple on Album of the Year, Grammy’s Hypocrisy, and How #MeToo Helped Her Sober Up,” in The Guardian.