Kesha Breaks Down Performing Lady Gaga's 'Til It Happens to You': This Is for 'Every Man, Woman, Child, Animal, That Has Ever Been Abused'
"Til It Happens To You" was featured in The Hunting Ground, a documentary about sexual assault
Taking the stage alongside honoree Warren at Hollywood’s Paramount Studios, Kesha wiped away tears and told attendees, “I want to dedicate this song to every man, woman, child, animal, that has ever been abused ”
After singing the Oscar-nominated song – which was featured in The Hunting Ground, a documentary about sexual assault – Kesha struggled to catch her breath, crying while sharing a hug with Warren.
“Killed it Kesha. I could feel your pain. Girl these boys won’t be in charge forever. The wisdom of women is rising. Let’s get louder,” Lady Gaga later tweeted.
The “Die Young” singer, 29, filed suit against Luke in October 2014, alleging that he had repeatedly drugged, raped her and verbally and emotionally abused her. Luke has adamantly denied the allegations, and most of Kesha’s claims were dismissed in a New York court.
Kesha’s request for a preliminary injunction to put her contracts with Sony and Dr. Luke on hold was denied in February.
“You never know who you might be saving or inspiring by talking,” AnnaLynne McCord previously told PEOPLE. “To have these stars share their stories, it is so powerful to a survivor who might feel like nobody knows what they are feeling, who feels alone.”
• Reporting by REAGAN ALEXANDER