For years, it seemed like Kesha’s career was probably over. She had been battling with her former producer, Dr. Luke, in court, trying to get out of her recording contract with Sony. Kesha had made multiple allegations against Dr. Luke, claiming he sexually and emotionally abused her while they were working together.
After years of having seemingly no control over her career, Kesha dropped her new album, Rainbow, last year, and it’s first single was the powerful “Praying”, which she performed live at this years’ Grammy awards.
Kesha gave an emotional performance of “Praying” (which is a fucking JAM and I love it) at the 60th Grammy awards, and was joined on stage by Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha, and Andra Day. The entire time everyone looked like they were going to cry, and as far as Grammy moments of the past decade go, this was pretty huge (let’s be honest, the Grammy’s has had few and far between great moments since the 90s.)
Vanity Fair called it the night’s “most powerful performance”, and even Beyonce was nodding along.
Kesha crying at the end of the performance and being embraced by the other female performers sent people on Twitter over the emotional edge. Basically the entire internet pulled a “I’m not crying, YOU’RE crying!”
Kesha basically performed a Time’s Up anthem at the Grammys and it was beautiful.
In case you haven’t noticed, this is my second blog in a row that’s referenced the whole #MeToo/Time’s Up moment. CAN YOU GUESS WHAT TOMORROW’S ADVENT IS GOING TO BE???? (Stormi’s best baby outfits, of course).