Time for a change. Kesha opened up about her ongoing legal battle with Dr. Luke during a Democratic National Convention 2016 event in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26.
During a performance at former congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ Americans for Responsible Solutions rally for gun control, the “Crazy Kids” singer, 29, addressed the crowd about gun violence and her court drama with the music producer, 42.
“I feel like if you’re a human being, you go through pain. And you go through hurt,” Kesha said on Tuesday night. “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–king horrible.”
She continued, “We as a nation, we can’t control who feels hurt. 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 going to pick up a weapon — you don’t know that. But what we can control is who we give the f–king weapons to. I think the universe is screaming at us that there needs to be a change and we have to f–king listen. I do think love is something, as humans, we all have and I hope heals us. I really believe that love and empathy, it can heal us.”
Tuesday night’s post-DNC event wasn’t the first time the “TiK ToK” singer discussed political issues in recent months. In June, she joined Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a Planned Parenthood event. Days later, she voiced her opinion about gun control once again via Instagram after Voice contestant Christina Grimmie was shot and killed in Orlando.
“I’m shocked and horrified. And angry,” Kesha captioned a photo of herself with Grimmie, who was 22 when she died, at the time. “How many times are we as a nation going to read a horrific story like this, where someone uses a gun to kill an innocent person, and DO NOTHING. I demand gun control. This is sickening.”
As previously reported, the “Animal” songstress has been in a bitter legal war with Dr. Luke, who has repeatedly denied her allegations that he sexually and verbally abused her. In February, a Manhattan judge ruled that Kesha must remain in her six-record contract with Sony and the producer’s label, Kemosabe Records.
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