Adele Just Won A Huge Award, and Used Her Speech to Support Kesha
Just when we thought Adele couldn’t get any more amazing, she goes and does this. The Hello singer recently had us all in stitches after her Jamba Juice prank on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She showed what true icons are made of when she perfectly handled sound issues at her Grammys performance. And now she has publicly shown her support for Kesha, a fellow artist locked in a troubling legal battle.
Kesha has been involved in a years-long legal battle with Kemosabe Records, part of Sony. The company refuses to release Kesha from a six-album contract, even though Kesha says the producer she has been contracted to work with — Dr. Luke — drugged and sexually assaulted her. Last week, a court denied Kesha an injunction that would release her from her contract.
On Wednesday, Adele was named Best British Female Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards. In her acceptance speech, she acknowledged Kesha’s awful situation and offered her support.
"To the other nominees, it’s an honor to be standing amongst you," she said, getting visibly emotional. "I'd like to thank my management and record label for embracing the fact that I'm a woman and being encouraged by it. And I would like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha."
Adele is one of many other artists supporting Kesha. Singers like Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and Lorde have tweeted their support, and Taylor Swift allegedly donated $250,000 to help Kesha through this troubling time. Kesha released her first public statement yesterday since the ruling, thanking her fans for their support. "I am beyond words in gratitude," she wrote in an Instagram post. "Thank you is not enough but it is all I have."
Watch Adele’s powerful moment below.
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