/assets/images/nzheaderlogos/NZWD-logo.svg
Celebrity News

Kesha breaks down in tears as she accepts Human Rights Campaign award

The singer delivered a moving acceptance speech at the Nashville Equality Dinner, thanking fans for their support during her legal battle with producer Dr Luke

At the 2016 Nashville Equality Dinner over the weekend, Kesha made sure to thank her fans and everyone else who had showed her support during her fight to be released from her contract with Sony and her producer Dr Luke, who the singer alleges sexually abused her over a period of 10 years.
Taking to the stage to accept the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award, it was clear the ‘Timber’ singer was visibly moved by the occasion.
“As many of you know I am going through some personal things that have been really intense and hard lately, and I just want to say thank you for any support I have received,” she said, as the audience cheered her on.
The award comes just a few weeks after Kesha lost her bid to be granted an injunction that would have allowed her to create new music outside of her Sony contract.
Gaga posted this image on Instagram with the caption: "Free Kesha."
Since then, several stars have come forward to share their public support for Kesha. Days after she was denied the injunction, Taylor Swift confirmed she was giving the singer $250,000 to “help with any of her financial needs during this trying time”.
Lady Gaga has been another vocal supporter of Kesha, taking to Twitter and Instagram to share a series of posts with the hashtag #FreeKesha over the past few weeks.
Kesha also received a powerful show of support from Adele, who gave a shout out to the singer as she accepted the award for British Female Solo Artist at last month’s BRITs.
Despite her legal troubles, Kesha has continued to shine a public spotlight on the issue of sexual abuse - and in her speech at the Equality Dinner, she said she was thankful that she had a platform to share her message although fame was "strange and unnatural".
"It has put me in the position where I can actually do something positive for the world, and that is really the best part of it," she said, fighting back tears.
"I love writing songs and I love making music, but this is the most rewarding part of the entire process for me."

read more from

/assets/images/nzheaderlogos/NZWD-logo.svg