On Tuesday, Kesha spoke during Gabby Giffords' Americans for Responsible Solutions rally for gun control at the Democratic National Convention, addressing the crowd about gun control and her ongoing legal battle against Dr. Luke.
"I feel like if you're a human being, you go through pain. And you go through hurt,"she said. "And every single one of us knows that emotion. I don't know if you guys know what I am going through; I'm going through a lawsuit. It's f--king horrible."
"We as a nation, we can't control who feels hurt. We can't control who feels pain. And we can't control what you do with the hurt and the pain and the anger. You can't control every single person and know how they're gonna deal with things and know if they're going to pick up a weapon — you don't know that. But what we can control is who we give the f--king weapons to. I think the universe is screaming at us that there needs to be a change and we have to f--king listen. I do think love is something, as humans, we all have and I hope heals us. I really believe that love and empathy, it can heal us," Kesha continued.
Her speech made her struggle palpable and relatable. The way she pivots from her own experience to the experience of the nation is admirable, and indicative of her resilient spirit.
The singer has been politically active in recent months.
In June, she performed at a Planned Parenthood event, where Hillary Clinton spoke. She'a also spoke out on social media about gun violence in America. This appearance at the DNC, however, felt like one for the books. It was nothing short of inspirational.
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[via US Weekly]