Kesha took to the stage at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards flanked by Cyndi Lauper, Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello, Andra Day, Julia Michaels and the Resistance Revival Chorus (a group of female singers who stand for women’s empowerment), for an emotional performance of “Praying”.
This comes as the “Times Up” campaign gains momentum in the industry. Janelle Monae introduced Kesha’s performance saying: “We come in peace, but we mean business.”
"To those who would dare silence us, we offer you two words: Time's up.... We have the power to undo the culture that does not serve us well,” she said. "Let's work together, women and men, committed to creating safer work environments and equal pay."
“Praying” was Kesha’s first single after her legal battle with Dr Luke, and it clearly holds deep sentiment for the singer, who was noticeably moved during her performance. After belting out the last notes, she broke down in tears and was hugged by her fellow singers on stage.
The performance received a standing ovation from the crowd, and many people took to Twitter to show their support.
Kesha just made me ugly cry.— Hank Green (@hankgreen) January 29, 2018
Kesha made me tear up with her poweful Grammy performance , yes girl !!!— pwincessmaddy (@madigirl_) January 29, 2018