Grimes: 'Producers have tried to pressure me into sex'

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Grimes says numerous music producers have tried to pressure her into having sex with them and called the music industry "a hostile environment" for women.

Grimes says numerous music producers have tried to pressure her into having sex with them.

The 28-year-old Canadian singer - whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher - gave a dark insight into her own experiences in the music industry when asked for her thoughts on Kesha's allegations that producer Dr Luke sexually assaulted her.

She told Rolling Stone magazine: "I don't know enough about the specifics of that situation because it seems very complicated.

"But I will say that I've been in numerous situations where male producers would literally be like, 'We won't finish the song unless you come back to my hotel room.'

"If I was younger or in a more financially desperate situation, maybe I would have done that. I don't think there are few female producers because women aren't interested. It's difficult for women to get in. It's a pretty hostile environment."

Meanwhile, Grimes revealed that rapper Jay Z has been a positive influence on her since she signed to his management label and she credits him with helping her to become more assertive.

She said: "He told me to stop apologising so much. It was very difficult. Canadians have to say 'sorry' all the time. That's actually really good advice."

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