Pop singer Kesha’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night moved the audience to tears. Paying tribute to Bob Dylan, the musician dressed in a white pantsuit sang “It Ain’t Me, Babe” with Ben Folds. Her powerful song brought out the emotions from many people across the globe as they tweeted:
kesha is amazing that performance was beautiful— St James Moon (@SebasMoon12) May 23, 2016
I'm so happy Kesha got to be herself tonight I cried a lil— borgan parot (@brgnbolognoblah) May 23, 2016
So glad to see so much love for the wonderful performer and human being that Kesha is ??. I've been a loyal fan since day 1!— E (@mr_anaya12) May 23, 2016
Kesha’s brilliant performance comes following a controversy between her and her producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, who she accuses of drugging and raping her. After several hearings at court and a heated legal battle, Dr. Luke put a stop to Kesha performing at the BBMA’s since her label, Kemosabe Records, was concerned she might talk about her legal battle with the music producer at the event. However, on Thursday, May 19, she was re-invited to sing at the star-studded show.
"Now that Kemosabe has obtained assurances that it is relying upon from Kesha, her representatives and Dick Clark Productions that neither Kesha nor her supporters will use the performance as such a platform, the approval has been restored,” Kemosabe told ET.
The heartfelt performance was appreciated by the audience with a standing ovation as the singer, donning rainbows and broken hearts on her white suit, left internet users across the globe awestruck.
Check out the 29-year-old’s emotional tribute to Bob Dylan above.