Alanis Morissette has spoken out after backing out of her performance with at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction.
The iconic musician was set to perform Carly Simon’s You’re So Vain with the Good 4 U hitmaker, and join stars like Sheryl Crow, Pink, and Brandi Carlile
Morissette has confirmed that she had no issue with any of the performers on the night, saying she ‘adores’ them.
However, she made reference to ‘an overarching anti-woman sentiment’ in Hollywood, and appeared to hint towards an incident with the production team at the event, by referring to her past ‘incredible’ experiences with production teams.
The singer said: ‘There are some misinformed rumblings about my not performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony this past weekend.
‘Firstly, I have to say how much I adore Carly Simon and Olivia Rodrigo and Dolly Parton and Janet Jackson and Pat Benatar and Sheryl Crow and Pink and Brandi Carlile and Sara Bareilles — and all the amazing people and artists who were there.’
She added: ‘I have spent decades in an industry that is rife with an overarching anti-woman sentiment and have tolerated a lot of condescension and disrespectfulness, reduction, dismissiveness, contract-breaching, unsupportiveness, exploitation and psychological violence (and more) throughout my career.
‘I tolerated it because nothing would stop me from connecting with those who I cared about and resonated with. I live to serve and connect with people and so over the years I sucked it up on more occasions than I can count in order to do so.’
Morissette, 48, continued: ‘It’s hard not to be affected in any industry around the world, but Hollywood has been notorious for its disrespect of the feminine in all of us.
‘Thankfully, I am at a point in my life where there is no need for me to spend time in an environment that reduces women.’
She concluded her statement by saying: ‘I have had countless incredible experiences with production teams with all genders throughout my life. So many, and so fun.
‘There is nothing better than a team of diverse people coming together with one mission. I’ll continue to show up in those environments with bells on. :). Voting time! I love you, Alanis.’
Morissette did participate in rehearsals for the performance on Friday, before backing out.
Some reports suggested Morissette ‘struggled with the song’ but sources close to the singer disputed this to the outlet, saying that she and Rodrigo were in the process of working out the song with the house band on Friday.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has not commented on Morissette’s withdrawal from the event.
Stars including Dolly Parton, Eminem, and Lionel Richie were inducted during Sunday’s event, with numerous incredible performers taking to the stage.
Parton shared the stage with the likes of Pink, Rob Halford, Zac Brown, Sheryl Crow, as she ‘gracefully accepted’ the honour.
Eminem , including Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler to sing Dream On (the song Eminem sampled for his track Sing For The Moment), and Ed Sheeran to sing the chorus on the rapper’s hit Stan (sampled from Dido’s Thank You).
The event is set to be televised on HBO later this month.
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Alanis Morissette, and HBO for comment.
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