Kesha Covers Lady Gaga’s “Til It Happens To You” Live: Watch

Christina Lee | May 8, 2016 9:59 am
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Kesha performed Lady Gaga‘s “Til It Happens to You” last night (May 7) at the Humane Society’s To the Rescue! Gala in Los Angeles. Diane Warren​, the song’s co-writer, backed her on piano.

This was a still-rare public appearance for Kesha, amid her legal battle against Dr. Luke and Kemosabe Records. “I want to dedicate the song to every man, woman, child and animal that has ever been abused,” she said.

She had a false start, instructing Diane to start over as she regained her composure. But she ultimately did the somber song justice, her powerful voice a testament to how vulnerability can be a sign of strength.

This was only the latest instance where Kesha and Lady Gaga have shown mutual respect for one another.

Lady Gaga defends Kesha in interviews, in light of allegations that Dr. Luke abused her for a decade. Meanwhile, Kesha thanked Gaga for featuring survivors of sexual abuse during her Oscars performance: “it hit very close to my heart for obvious reasons.”

Watch Kesha perform “Til It Happens to You” below.

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