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Kesha's Incredibly Moving Grammys Performance Will Make You Sob


By that measure, Kesha's powerful rendition of "Praying" will surely be remembered as one of the most powerful moments of the 2018 Grammys. In a show of support and solidarity, her fellow artists followed Kesha out onto the catwalk, helping her sing her truth and then, when it was over, surrounded her with hugs as she thanked the crowd with tear-filled eyes.

Kesha, 30, who has been battling her former record producer Dr. Luke for years in US courts over allegations of emotional and sexual abuse, performed her defiant single "Praying" alongside Cyndi Lauper, Andra Day, Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha and Julia Michaels and an all-female choir.

Kesha, 30, explained what the song meant to her in an essay on Lenny Letter, the website run by actress Lena Dunham.

Additionally, according to TMZ, Lorde, the only female nominee in this year's Album of the Year race, decided not to perform at the ceremony because she was not offered a solo slot - unlike male nominees Jay-Z (who declined), Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino, and Kendrick Lamar.

Dr. Luke denied all allegations and countersued her for defamation.




Despite the rousing reception, Kesha was passed over for the awards. Kesha released her nominated comeback album Rainbow in August, after her sexual assault case was dismissed.

"When i wrote praying, with ben abraham and ryan lewis, i just felt as if i had gotten a huge weight off of my shoulders", she wrote on Saturday, January 27.

It was perhaps the most powerful Grammys moment we've seen in a while and was a tribute to a movement that isn't about individuals but is about changing a culture. "It felt like an emotional raw victory for myself, one step closer to healing". Two years later, the singer sued Dr. Luke, alleging sexual and emotional abuse.

"This song is about me finding peace in the fact that I can't control everything - because trying to control everyone was killing me", she wrote past year.

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