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Rose McGowan leads praise for Kesha’s Grammys performance

Rose McGowan led the praise for Kesha’s moving Grammys performance of her song about the alleged sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her producer. 

Kesha broke down in tears as she was hugged by Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha and Cyndi Lauper immediately after her emotional rendition of Praying.

The heartfelt performance got a standing ovation from the crowd and won her praise from countless celebrities online.

McGowan, a fellow alleged abuse survivor, who has been one of the most vocal supporters of the Me Too and Time’s Up campaigns, was one of the first to show her support for Kesha on Twitter.

Kesha gave a heartfelt performance of Praying – written about her alleged abuse producer Lukasz Gottwald – at the Grammys on Sunday

Kesha, who cried as she was enveloped in a hug by Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha and Cyndi Lauper, said the song had been an 'emotional victory' for her

Kesha, who cried as she was enveloped in a hug by Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha and Cyndi Lauper, said the song had been an ’emotional victory’ for her

‘Sing it for all of us,’ she wrote, with a picture of the singer. ‘Thank you for your extraordinary voice. #GRAMMYs.’

McGowan, who is launching a documentary about the alleged abuse she suffered in the entertainment industry, was not alone in voicing her support for Kesha.

CHARLI XCX tweeted that Kesha ‘crushedddd the Grammys.’

‘A v powerful and inspiring performance. Plus it was really amazing to see so many influencial and brilliant women up there with her. Yesssss Kesha,’ she wrote. 

Actress Emmy Rossum wrote: ‘All the women backing up my girl @KeshaRose makes me SO EMOTIONAL.’

Rose McGowan (pictured) led the praise for Kesha's moving Grammys performance of her song about the alleged sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her producer

Rose McGowan (pictured) led the praise for Kesha’s moving Grammys performance of her song about the alleged sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her producer

Singer songwriter Rob Thomas said he ‘cried real tears’ watching her sing, while actor Joshua Malina tweeted ‘That Kesha number laid me out.’

The singer had tweeted before her performance that writing Praying ‘felt as if i had gotten a huge weight off of my shoulders’ and was ‘an emotional raw victory for myself, one step closer to healing.’

Rainbow is Kesha’s first album since 2012 – following a three-year battle with Gottwald after she accused him of rape and sexual abuse although no criminal charges were filed. He has denied the allegations, and filed a defamation lawsuit – which was dismissed. She remains tied to Sony although her new album is a victory for the singer.

The album was nominated in the pop vocal album category while Praying was nominated in the pop solo performance category. Unfortunately, Kesha last out in both categories to British singer Ed Sheeran, who did not attend the event.

Kesha’s furious fans rushed to Twitter in outrage, insisting that the traumatic history behind her song meant she should have won.

 One tweeted: ‘Kesha wrote Praying after being through her literal worst nightmare. Ed Sheeran wrote Shape of You about a club girl he was horny for. Congratulations Recording Academy. Thank you for this.’

One other agreed saying: ‘Kesha really did go through hell and back to release Praying and get nominated for a Grammy, only to lose to an Ed Sheeran song about how he likes a woman’s body over a Sia sample #GRAMMYs’

Another wrote: ‘Ed Sheeran is a hell of a way to mispronounce Kesha.’ 

Another said: ‘I guess it’s a good thing Kesha didn’t win over Ed Sheeran, since the music industry doesn’t seem to care about examining its abuses of power.’

One other agreed saying: ‘Kesha really did go through hell and back to release Praying and get nominated for a Grammy, only to lose to an Ed Sheeran song about how he likes a woman’s body over a Sia sample #GRAMMYs’

Another went on to say: ‘Well on the one hand Kesha poured the personal and societal pain of our 2017 zeitgeist through her vocal performance but on the other hand Ed Sheeran sounds pleasant on an elevator I guess.’ 

Kesha previously confirmed she would performing her song Praying during the ceremony, which the telecasts producer said would tie in nicely with the #MeToo movement.

‘I think people will come away with the sense that we are supporting or allowing the artist to make a statement,’ Ehrlich told Yahoo! Entertainment.

Kesha was introduced by Janelle Monae, who wore a white rose pin on her black and floral suit, who gave a passionate speech in honor of the movement’s fight against sexual harassment and abuse.

She was among the scores of celebrities to wear a white rose supporting the Time’s Up movement at the Grammys, in New York, on Sunday. 

The album was nominated in the pop vocal album category while Praying was nominated in the pop solo performance category. Unfortunately, Kesha last out in both categories to British singer Ed Sheeran, who did not attend the event.

Kesha’s furious fans rushed to Twitter in outrage, insisting that the traumatic history behind her song meant she should have won.

 One tweeted: ‘Kesha wrote Praying after being through her literal worst nightmare. Ed Sheeran wrote Shape of You about a club girl he was horny for. Congratulations Recording Academy. Thank you for this.’

One other agreed saying: ‘Kesha really did go through hell and back to release Praying and get nominated for a Grammy, only to lose to an Ed Sheeran song about how he likes a woman’s body over a Sia sample #GRAMMYs’ 

Janelle Monae introduced Kesha with a passionate speech about the Time's Up movement

Janelle Monae introduced Kesha with a passionate speech about the Time’s Up movement

This is the emotional moment Kesha burst into tears as she was hugged by Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha and Cyndi Lauper

This is the emotional moment Kesha burst into tears as she was hugged by Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha and Cyndi Lauper

Upset: Despite the tragic story behind her latest music, Kesha lost out on the double win to Ed

Upset: Despite the tragic story behind her latest music, Kesha lost out on the double win to Ed

Another wrote: ‘Ed Sheeran is a hell of a way to mispronounce Kesha.’ 

Another said: ‘I guess it’s a good thing Kesha didn’t win over Ed Sheeran, since the music industry doesn’t seem to care about examining its abuses of power.’

One other agreed saying: ‘Kesha really did go through hell and back to release Praying and get nominated for a Grammy, only to lose to an Ed Sheeran song about how he likes a woman’s body over a Sia sample #GRAMMYs’

Another went on to say: ‘Well on the one hand Kesha poured the personal and societal pain of our 2017 zeitgeist through her vocal performance but on the other hand Ed Sheeran sounds pleasant on an elevator I guess.’  

Kesha previously confirmed she would performing her song Praying during the ceremony, which the telecasts producer said would tie in nicely with the #MeToo movement.

‘I think people will come away with the sense that we are supporting or allowing the artist to make a statement,’ Ehrlich told Yahoo! Entertainment.

Kesha was introduced by Janelle Monae, who wore a white rose pin on her black and floral suit, who gave a passionate speech in honor of the movement’s fight against sexual harassment and abuse.

She was among the scores of celebrities to wear a white rose supporting the Time’s Up movement at the Grammys, in New York, on Sunday. 



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