Singer-songwriter Maty Noyes is blasting the team of her "Stay" collaborator Kygo, claiming his manager punished her for missing a performance by denying her participation in the producer's Hollywood Bowl concerts on Friday and Saturday nights (October 14-15).
Kesha has spoken out in support of Noyes, writing early Saturday morning on Instagram: "My [heart] is with @matynoyes. Sweetheart you should be singing at the Hollywood Bowl tonight. It's unfair to you, and it's unfair to your fans." Kesha is currently involved in a long and nasty legal battle against her former producer Dr. Luke over allegations that he sexually and emotionally abused her.
Watch Kygo Perform 'Stay' with Maty Noyes on 'Good Morning America'
Noyes took to social media Friday to share her story, saying Kygo's manager Myles Shear told her she could not perform at the two Los Angeles concerts because she missed a show earlier in the tour when she was ill. Noting that she wrote the hit song, Noyes reports that she has been traveling the world with Kygo to perform "Stay" for a year without being paid.
"I'm sick of dealing with these sexist pigs in the industry," Noyes writes. "I'm standing up for myself."
Shear has responded with an apology. "I would like to personally apologize to Maty for what has come of this situation," he wrote in a statement. "The recent issues we had been working out should not have kept you from performing at these shows. The Kygo team and I are deeply appreciative for Maty's dedicated work ethic while sharing stages and success across the world. I'm truly sorry for what was said and for the situation that unfolded, and hope you will accept my apology."
Read Noyes' full post here:
When you write a song, travel the world to perform for an entire year for free, and then get treated like a complete piece of -- because you get sick and miss one show. Now I'm told that I can't do the Hollywood bowl for all my people in LA. I am being punished to being sick. "put on a pretty dress, lipstick, open your mouth and sing. We don't need your voice in the show, we only deal with the best." - @managermyles is this really how you treat people that you call one big family? I'm sick of dealing with these sexist pigs in the industry. Im standing up for myself. #standup with me. ---- it's sad to think I can't even sing the song that I WROTE & has over 330 million plays. whoever goes to the show tonight know that I'm there in spirit & I should have been the one singing to you guys. It's time to move on from doing favors for @kygomusic and focus on myself. #hollywoodbowl #letmatystay #kygo #STANDUP im a 19 year old woman in this industry you will NOT treat me like this -- @ecclesinephoto #flowerpower #girlpower
A photo posted by NOYES (@matynoyes) on Oct 14, 2016 at 7:19pm PDT
Kesha -- who also stood up for former Miss Universe Alicia Machado after she was insulted by Donald Trump -- wrote this to Noyes:
my ❤️ is with @matynoyes ... sweetheart you should be singing at the Hollywood Bowl tonight. it's unfair to you, and it's unfair to your fans. when someone in this industry treats you like shit, just tell the truth. the universe is listening. ----❤️
A photo posted by Kesha (@iiswhoiis) on Oct 14, 2016 at 11:00pm PDT