Gaga says she talks to Kesha every day and is devastated watching her go through the public shaming.
Lady Gaga is asking Sony to do the right thing.
Lady Gaga called into Carson Daly's radio show Monday morning to talk about her experience following the revealing Oscars performance of "Til It Happens To You" and why it was so important for her to "expose" her truth. This prompted Daly to ask about Gaga's stance on the #FreeKesha movement, to which she goes into detail about the affects rape can have on an individual and why she's standing her ground in Kesha's defense.
Daly also mentions her next record, but per usual, she remains tight-lipped.
"I feel like Kesha's being very publicly shamed for something that happens in the music industry all the time to women and men," Gaga said. "I just wanted to stand by her side because I can't watch another woman that went through what I've been through suffer and have everyone have a go at her as if she's lying. I talk to her every day, I'm friends with her personally and what I'm watching her go through is not only something that I've been through, but something that's really devastating to witness. Somebody that has such a beautiful light within them, so much talent to give, to see that light burn out because they feel that no one's listening to them... I feel that it's my responsibility to stand up for her.
"We're gonna shake the tree until that leaf that has Kesha on it falls right off," she continued. "We're not saying here that everyone has to act like [Dr. Luke] is the worst person that's ever existed. We're not asking the company to admit something. We're just asking them to do the right thing. This is almost a 30-year old woman who is a musician and an incredible talent. In any other business, if you were to report that anything happened to you to the human resources department, it would be dealt with. But we don't have a human resources department, we don't have a union as artists. If we don't stick together, our voices won't be heard."
Gaga also briefly touched on her upcoming pop record. Carson said to Gaga, "Little Monster on Twitter have pitchforks in front of my fans. You need to give me something! I know you've been cryptic with your 'tick tick tok' stuff."
Gaga responded, "they think everything is cryptic! I'm actually working every day on my record and I will be done with it at some point. I feel like this is my time for me to spend with my music and I have for years had to do some many other things and keep up with so much to please people around me. And this is the first time I really get to spend with my work. I promise you that it will be worth the wait."
Listen to the full interview below: