The singer-songwriter performed her emotional ballad “Praying” alongside fellow artists Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha, Julia Michaels, Andra Day and others. The execution began with the lightings dimmed and about two dozen ladies wearing white-hot onstage and accord: “Sometimes, I pray for you at night. Someday, maybe you’ll see the light.”
The performance was feelings, strong and cathartic, especially in light of the night’s Time’s Up theme that guided countless idols to wear white rises to support the anti-sexual harassment initiative. Kesha wrote “Praying” after a tumultuous legal engagement with her onetime farmer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, whom she accused of sexual assault and battery.
When the chant finally terminated, Kesha teared up and all of the women onstage embraced in an emotional hug.
Watch the full conduct below.
A few minutes after play-act, Kesha thanked the women who performed with her in a tweet.
Actress Janelle Monae acquainted Kesha with a powerful account.
“Tonight I am proud to stand in solidarity as not just an creator, but a young woman with my fellow sisters in this room who make up the music manufacture, ” Monae told the crowd. “Artists, novelists, assistants, publicists, CEOs, makes, architects, maidens from all sectors of the business. We are also daughters, brides, fathers, sisters and human being. We come in serenity, but we mean business. And to those who would dare to continue efforts to silence us, we volunteer you two statements: Time’s up.”
Kesha explained in a tweet positioned on Saturday just how much it meant to her that she was playing “Praying” at Sunday’s Grammys.
“When I wrote crying, with Ben Abraham and Ryan Lewis, I simply detected as if I had come a huge weight off of my shoulders, ” she tweeted. “It felt like an emotional fresh succes for myself, one pace a little bit closer to healing. I never could have known what would’ve happened these past few years.”
In a July 2017 paper for Lenny Letter, Kesha illustrated what the feelings and personal ballad was about.
“This song is about coming to feel empathy for someone else even if they hurt you or scare you. It’s a chant about learning to be proud of the person you are even during low-grade instants when you feel alone, ” she wrote. “It’s too about hoping everyone, even someone who hurt yourself, can heal.”
The riveting achievement was not lost on viewers. Many beings tweeted how moved the latter are by the chant and the beautiful recital.