"That was an incredibly powerful and relevant performance that comes in the midst of a movement that commands our attention and our support", he said. Time's up for discrimination.
Wearing all white and flanked by an army of women - including Andra Day, Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello, Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels and the Resistance Revival Chorus - Kesha belted out the lyrics to "Praying" with raw, dripping emotion: "Well, you nearly had me fooled/Told me that I was nothing without you/Oh, but after everything you've done/I can thank you for how strong I have become". "Not just in Hollywood or in Washington". The singer also alleged that Dr. Luke compromised and stifled her musical output.
From the moment Kesha was announced as a performer at this year's Grammy Awards ceremony in NY, expectations that she'd deliver a highly emotionally-charged performance were high.
Dr. Luke denied all allegations and countersued her for defamation.
"Praying" is the singer's first single after enduring a tumultuous hiatus of five years.More news: The European Central Bank expectedly kept the key interest rates unchanged
Her song about empathy in the face of pain is the emotional highlight of tonight's awards.
"We're honored to stand with you and welcome you, Kesha". "It's also about hoping everyone, even someone who hurt you, can heal". While Gottwald isn't mentioned by name in the song, the lyrics tell the story of a person who "found a strength [they've] never known" after being "put through. hell".
Janelle Monae's introduction of Kesha's performance at the Grammys Sunday night provided one of the most dramatic and emotional moments of the night, as Monae, wearing a Time's Up pin, called for an end to pay inequality and injustice.
Clinton appeared in a pre-taped skit in which host James Corden "auditioned" celebrities including former Trump opponent Clinton to read passages from Michael Wolff's bestseller, "Fire and Fury".
That award belonged to Kesha.