Kesha honours 'Time's Up' with emotional performance

ANI | Updated: Jan 29, 2018 10:42 IST

New Delhi [India], January 29 (ANI): Kesha took the stage by storm by delivering an emotional performance with a rendition of her ballad 'Praying' alongside Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels and Andra Day.

The singers paid homage to the 'Me Too' and 'Time's Up' movement, as they sang in unison before a chorus of women all dressed in white.

"I hope you find your peace, falling on your knees", she sang.

The 'Die Young' hit-maker ended the performance with a group hug from Lauper and Cabello as audience members, including Hailee Steinfeld, wiped away tears during a standing ovation.

Kesha has been particularly vocal in speaking out against sexual abuse, as her legal battle against producer Dr Luke, who she accused of sexual assault and harassment among other charges, became the subject of national headlines.

Meanwhile, Janelle Monae introduced the performance with a rousing speech about the importance of the Time's Up initiative.

"We come in peace but we mean business, and to those who would dare try and silence us, we offer you two words: Time's Up. We say time's up for pay inequality. Time's up for discrimination. Time's up for harassment of any kind. And time's up for the abuse of power", noted Monae.

Kesha's new album 'Rainbow' was nominated for best pop vocal album and 'Praying' was nominated for best pop vocal performance, which Ed Sheeran won for 'Shape of You'.

Earlier in the night, Pink also put on an empowering performance of her single 'Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken'.

The singer also walked the red carpet with a white rose pinned to her dress in support of the Me Too movement and Time's Up initiative prior to taking the stage. (ANI)

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