February 24, 2016


Kesha Thanks Artists Putting Their 'Careers at Stake by Supporting Me'

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Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Just minutes before Adele used her Best Solo Female Artist award speech to show support for Kesha at the 2016 BRIT Awards, the "Tik Tok" singer posted a lengthy Facebook message for all those involved in the #FreeKesha movement. She mentions that her contractually battle against her producer/alleged rapist Dr. Luke is so much more than her issue, it's a human rights issue. 

Read it in full below, then read our essay about the entire situation and learn why this is going to hurt Dr. Luke's career and not Kesha's.

Kesha's complete Facebook message:

I'm so, so beyond humbled and thankful for all of the support I've received from everyone. Words cannot really express the emotions I've gone through reading and seeing how amazing everyone has been to me. I can’t believe that so many people all over the world took the time to show me support and love. Other entertainers who knowingly put their own careers at stake by supporting me, I will be forever grateful.

All I ever wanted was to be able to make music without being afraid, scared, or abused. This case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract – it was never about getting a bigger, or a better deal. This is about being free from my abuser. I would be willing to work with Sony if they do the right thing and break all ties that bind me to my abuser. 

But at this point, this issue is bigger than just about me.

I think about young girls today – I don’t want my future daughter – or your daughter – or any person to be afraid that they will be punished if they speak out about being abused, especially if their abuser is in a position of power.

Unfortunately I don’t think that my case is giving people who have been abused confidence that they can speak out, and that’s a problem.

But I just want to say that if you have been abused, please don’t be afraid to speak out. There are places that will make you feel safe. There are people who will help you. I for one, will stand beside you and behind you. I know now how this all feels and will forever fight for you the way perfect strangers have been fighting for me.

Yes, I am very much a feminist, but more than that, I am a humanist. I believe in supporting my fellow human beings in being SAFE.

We're all in this together. You are not alone.

I love you and thank you.