Fiona Apple discussed the Grammys in a new interview with Laura Snapes for The Guardian. Apple, who’s up for three awards at the 2021 ceremony, mentioned Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald’s Record of the Year nomination for his pseudonymous work as Tyson Trax on Doja Cat’s “Say So,” stating, “They had [Kesha] up there singing ‘Praying,’ and now they’re gonna go: ‘Oh but it’s Tyson Trax!’”
(“Praying,” released in July 2017, is widely believed to be about Kesha’s alleged experiences of abuse by Dr. Luke. The producer has denied the allegations, some of which have been dropped. Dr. Luke has also sued Kesha for defamation.)
Fiona Apple continued:
Elsewhere, Apple discussed her Best Rock Performance nomination, where she’ll face off against all-female-fronted acts. “I immediately had this feeling: I wish I was in a room with these ladies and we could celebrate. I felt really nice for a second,” she said, later adding:
Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Fiona Apple and the Recording Academy for comment and more information.
Read the full interview, titled “Fiona Apple on the album of the year, Grammys hypocrisy and how #MeToo helped her get sober,” at The Guardian.