Watch Kesha’s Emotional Speech From Her First Public Appearance Since Trial

28-year-old singer Kesha Rose Sebert was moved to tears when she took the stage to accept her Human Rights Campaign Award. The dinner was the popstar’s first public appearance since a heavily publicized trial where a judge ruled that Kesha was legally bound to a six-album contract with Sony, the record label backing Dr. Luke, who Kesha claims raped her.

“As many of you know I am going through some personal things that have been really intense and hard lately,” she said, choking up. “I just want to say thank you for the support I have received.”

Her speech touched on issues for the LGBTQ community, saying how, as someone who’s always felt like a “misfit”, that the support coming from the community.

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