Kesha’s stirring Grammys efficiency got here with an essential message: #MeToo.
The 30-year-old singer carried out “Praying” with a backing group of Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Andra Day, Bebe Rexha and Julia Michaels, all in blinding white outfits.
The Resistance Revival Refrain, which was fashioned for the Girls’s March final yr as “a collective of greater than 60 girls who come collectively to sing protest songs within the spirit of collective pleasure and resistance,” additionally carried out along with her.
In 2014, Kesha accused former producer Lukasz (Dr. Luke) Gottwald of rape and emotional abuse spanning a decade of collaboration.
He has denied the allegations.
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A New York choose rejected the singer’s request to be launched from her Sony deal, however dominated that she might work with a distinct Sony producer for the 5 extra albums for which she’s beneath contract.
Kesha introduced in August 2016 that she was dropping her lawsuit towards Gottwald to deal with her music.
She’s nominated for 2 Grammys: finest pop solo efficiency for “Praying” and finest pop vocal album for “Rainbow.”
“Once I wrote ‘Praying,’ with Ben Abraham and Ryan Lewis, I simply felt as if I had gotten an enormous weight off of my shoulders,” Kesha tweeted over the weekend.
“It felt like an emotional uncooked victory for myself, one step nearer to therapeutic. I by no means might have recognized what would’ve occurred these previous few years.”
She additionally thanked her followers after the efficiency.
“After all the things you’ve got achieved, I can thanks for a way sturdy I’ve turn out to be,” Kesha tweeted. “Thanks to the @RecordingAcad, the ladies on stage with me tonight, and everybody who has supported me by this entire journey.”