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Kesha's 'Praying' is Grammys #MeToo moment

Kesha's 'Praying' is Grammys #MeToo moment

Janelle Monae adresses the audience during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards show on January 28, 2018, in NY.

Meanwhile, Janelle delivered the most explicit call for Time's Up through the night so far - and she had a powerful message of her own.

After Monae's words, she introduced Kesha, who was accompanied on stage by Camila Cabello, Cyndi Lauper and more to sing "Praying". This fearless, two-time Grammy nominee inspired so many of us - including myself - when she spoke her truth on her album, "Rainbow", which was nominated for best pop vocal album tonight. "Praying' also received a nod for Best Pop Solo Performance".

Celebrities wore white roses to the 2018 Grammys in solidarity with the #Metoo and #TimesUp movements, and Janelle Monae also took the stage to give a very moving speech about women and sexual misconduct in the music industry.

The moment, which brought much of the audience to its feet and the performers to tears, was particularly resonant due to Kesha's year-long and well-documented legal battle with former producer Dr. Luke.

People are accusing the label of being complicit in stalling Kesha's career after she accused her producer, Dr. Luke, of sexual assault.

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Kesha didn't simply perform "Praying" at the Grammys.

"Praying" is Kesha's ballad, off her latest album Rainbow, about the abuses she suffered.

The handsome and raw performance, which ended in the all-female group of singers encircling Kesha in a hug, was truly a standout moment of the evening and left many audience members in tears. Wives, mothers, sisters and human beings.

Sony congratulated Kesha for her performance at Sunday night's Grammys. "I never could have known what would've happened these past few years", she wrote on Twitter.

A NY judge dismissed Kesha's lawsuit against Dr. Luke in 2016, in part because her alleged instances of abuse happened in 2008, which falls outside of the USA statute of limitations.


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