Kesha is nervous to perform at this year’s Grammy Awards for a simple reason. The pop singer is slated to play her new track, “Praying,” at this year’s awards’ ceremony and it’s a vulnerable time for the “Tick Tock” singer because of the subject matter of her newest single.
The 30-year-old shared a photo on her Instagram recently of the New York Madison Square Garden, and in her post, she reflected on her journey of going from sleeping in a car to becoming a superstar.
According to the singer, when she, Ben Abraham, and Ryan Lewis wrote her song it was like a huge “weight was lifted” off of her shoulders because it deals heavily with her legal battle with Dr. Luke.
Kesha said she is “so proud and nervous” as well as overwhelmed to perform this year, but she has her fans which give her hope.
i just want to say that i needed this song in a very real way, im so proud and nervous and overwhelmed to be performing it at the grammys on sunday, and if you need it i hope this song finds you. ??
— kesha (@KeshaRose) January 27, 2018
Celebrity Insider reported recently that the pop star has been battling with Dr. Luke since 2014 after she filed a lawsuit against him in which she alleged the producer drugged her and was physically, mentally, and emotionally abusive toward her.
In February of 2016, Kesha dropped her lawsuit because Sony denied her request to be relieved of her contract. She went on to focus on new music instead.
Since then, other stars have come out in support including Kelly Clarkson and Pink, who have described the misconduct of Dr. Luke as especially egregious.
When speaking with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America in August of 2017, Kesha said her newest album was incredibly “personal” and close to her heart.
That’s partially the reason why, in her view, her new record is profound. Reportedly, “Praying” is up for a Grammy award for Best Pop Solo Performance, while her album, “Rainbow,” is up for Best Pop Vocal Album.