Over the weekend, Kesha performed a cover of Lady Gaga's Oscar-nominated song "Til It Happens To You" during an appearance at the Humane Society Rescue Gala in LA.

Dedicating the track "to every man, woman, child, and animal that has ever been abused," her rendition of the song -- written for the campus rape documentary The Hunting Ground -- is equal parts chilling and heartwrenching in the wake of her recent attempt to legally release herself from her contract with producer/alleged abuser Dr. Luke. Watch the poignant performance in full below.


[h/t Rolling Stone]