Janelle Monae Delivers Powerful Grammys 2018 Speech for 'Time's Up'

Kesha performed “Praying” at the Grammys Sunday night

It was, as the Grammys voiceover told the audience before the previous commercial break, "a powerful Grammys moment from Kesha that speaks to our times". Time's up for discrimination.

Monae continued, "Because, you see, it's not just going on in Hollywood, it's not just going on in Washington, it's right here, in our industry, as well".

"Praying" was the lead single off Kesha 's third album "Rainbow", a lush work with mournful piano and strings, and lyrical explorations about her struggles with self-image. The singer also alleged that Dr. Luke compromised and stifled her musical output. The producer has denied the singer's allegations.

Kesha, 30, who has been battling her former record producer Dr. Luke for years in USA courts over allegations of emotional and sexual abuse, performed her defiant single "Praying" alongside Cyndi Lauper, Andra Day, Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha and Julia Michaels and an all-female choir. She was noticeably emotional while performing the song tonight, and rightfully so.




If there was a dry eye in Madison Square Garden when she hit the quivering high notes of "Praying", I defy you to find them in there. "It's also about hoping everyone, even someone who hurt you, can heal".

In another sign of support for #MeToo movement, attendees including pop superstar Lady Gaga wore white roses in solidarity with survivors of abuse and in a call for gender equality.

Recording artist, producer and actress Janelle Monae sounded the first notes of protest at tonight's 60th Grammy Awards.

Clinton appeared in a pre-taped skit in which host James Corden "auditioned" celebrities including former Trump opponent Clinton to read passages from Michael Wolff's bestseller, "Fire and Fury".

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