Kesha has been in the news lately for several complications, perhaps most famously, her legal conflict with former producer, Dr. Luke, who Sony Records terminated their relationship with after allegations of abuse surfaced. Moreover, the pop-star has struggled with mental health issues in the past, more specifically, a lack of self-confidence in her body, resulting in terrible eating disorders including, bulimia.
In a new interview with Cosmopolitan, she dished on what it took to overcome her disorders and insecurities, and it mostly took a strength of will. She simply chose one day to believe in herself.
As you may know, the pop-star has a reputation as a care-free singer, however, it hasn’t always been that way. She “had a huge turning point” with her body and self-esteem.
According to the “Tik Tok” singer, she was driving home one evening with her mom and was wracked with anxiety. “I had to pull over and I was like, ‘I can’t keep this secret anymore.'”
She began telling herself affirmations including, “I’m not a size” or a number, and she’s a “strong, bad*ss, motherf*cking woman.” Ten years ago, Kesha explained, she never would’ve thought like that.
Her struggle with body images and bulimia occurred amid her legal battle with Dr. Luke, the producer who had a terrible reputation in the industry as an abuser.
Other stars including Pink and Kelly Clarkson vehemently condemned his behavior, especially Clarkson, who said she refused to work with him no matter what.
Luke supposedly verbally, physically, and sexually harassed her throughout their working relationship. Their legal battle began before the #MeToo movement which kicked off last year.
However, there is a silver lining to all of this. Kesha said her latest album was artistically inspired by her Dr. Luke dilemma. In a previous social media post, Kesha thanked her fans for believing in her.