Over the weekend, Kesha gave an emotional speech after accepting the Human Rights Campaign's influential Visibility Award for her work with LGBTQ youth, and briefly addressed her recent legal battle with producer Dr. Luke in the midst of it all.

Speaking whilst fighting back tears, Kesha thanked everyone for their support during this trying time and put a positive spin on her struggle by emphasizing that platforms are meant to be used for positive change.

"Fame is strange and unnatural and I'm grateful for it mainly because it has put me in a position where I can actually do something positive for the world," she said. "I love writing songs and I love making music, but this is the most rewarding part of it."

Also addressing her "misfit" childhood, she continues to share that you should never "be afraid to speak up against any injustice you experience", segwaying her speech back to the message of not letting "people scare or shame you into changing the things about you that make you unique" -- a relevant sentiment that had the entire room cheering in support.

Fast forward to 9:25 to watch her entire speech -- just make sure you brace yourself for the inevitable onslaught of emotions.


[h/t Cosmopolitan]