Kesha Opens Up About Her 'Horrible' Legal Battle with Dr. Luke During Post-Democratic National Convention Performance
The singer, 29, – who became embroiled in a lawsuit with Gottwald, 42, after alleging in 2014 he drugged, raped and abused her (he has repeatedly denied all allegations) – took a moment to address her legal battle while performing at Gabby Giffords’ Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC event following the second night of the Democratic National Convention.
“I feel like if you’re a human being, you go through pain,” she said during her performance. “And you go through hurt. And every single one of us knows that emotion. I don’t know if you guys know what I am going through. I’m going through a lawsuit. It’s f—ing horrible.”
Aside from opening up about her personal pain, Kesha also addressed the issue of gun violence.
“We as a nation, we can’t control who feels hurt,” she said. “We can’t control who feels pain, and we can’t control what you do with the hurt and the pain and the anger. You can’t control every single person and know how they’re gonna deal with things and know if they’re gonna pick up a weapon. You don’t know that.”
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However, “what we can control is who we give the f—ing weapons to,” she continued.
This isn’t the first time Kesha has used her platform to speak out on social issues. In March, the “We R Who We R” singer accepted an award for her support in the LGBT community during the Human Rights Campaign Nashville’s Equality Dinner, where she shared a touching message to everyone in the room. “You are all beautiful just as you are,” she said.
“I’ve met many members of the LGBT community, and some very, very close friends, who have come close to taking their own lives because of the abuse they’ve had to deal with, and that is heartbreaking,” Kesha said about her strong connection to the LGBT community. “I don’t want to live in a world where we treat each other like that.”
She added, “That’s why my message has always been about being yourself. And we really have to love each other and support each other.”