Lady Gaga Continues to Support Kesha as Joe Biden Gets Involved With Gaga’s Oscars Performance

Kesha Speaks Out
Kesha broke her silence to thank fans and supporters.

It’s been said before, and it should be said again: #FreeKesha!

Yesterday (Feb. 24, 2016), Lady Gaga shared a photo of herself with beleaguered pop star Kesha, who is currently living through a nightmare legal battle against Sony Music and producer Dr. Luke.

Gaga also shared the following video of her smothering Kesha in kisses to her Snapchat:

Then Gaga posted images to her official Instagram account explaining why Kesha’s situation is so mind-blowingly screwed up and indicative of large issues in the music industry.

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Listen and Love. #stopvictimshaming

 

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It is not the first time Gaga has publicly stood up for Kesha. Last week, she tweeted her support shortly after a court ruled Kesha would not be freed from her contract. Since then, Gaga has continued to share articles about the situation.

And Gaga isn’t the only celeb lending her support to Kesha during this dark time. Yesterday, Adele took to the BRITs stage to declare she stands with Kesha. Other celebrities like Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Lena Dunham, and Zedd have all made statements or offered help. And of course, Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to Kesha, presumably to help with legal fees.

One more time — and Sony, I hope you’re listening: FREE KESHA!

Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden was recently announced as the man who will introduce Gaga’s Academy Awards performance of her nominated single, “Til It Happens to You,” which is currently the favorite to win Best Original Song. The song, co-written with Diane Warren, was used in The Hunting Ground, a documentary about rape on college campuses, and Biden, a veteran advocate for similar issues is expected to make remarks pleading for awareness and legislative change.

Of course, the issue of sexual assault also ties back into Gaga’s support for Kesha, who claims Dr. Luke raped her and mentally and physically abused her for years. Despite the dire circumstances, it is empowering to see celebrities and politicians use their platforms to bring light — and hopefully, eventually change — to these issues that affect so many.