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

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

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."