Kesha breaks down acepting Human Rights award

Kesha gave an emotional speech while accepting her award at the Human Rights Campaign Nashville Equality Dinner.

The singer is locked in a major battle with Sony to be released from her record contract over allegations that she was sexually assaulted by producer Dr Luke – claims which he has denied.

She recently suffered a setback when a judge denied her preliminary application for an injunction releasing her from her ​contract.

She noted this, saying she was going through some “personal things”, and thanked people for support.

“​I’m going through some personal things that have been really intense and hard lately and I just want to say thank you for any support I’ve received​.”

Kesha went on to talk about her personal connection with the LGBT community, saying that she felt like an “outsider” when she was young and connected with many LGBT people.

“​We got bullied for being ourselves, shamed for being different and encouraged to hide the things that made us unique,” she continued.

“​Music was my outlet. I started writing songs and recording my own songs, songs about everyone celebrating themselves and trying to find a rock n’ roll paradise.​”

She said that fame had made her feel like an outsider, adding: “​It’s really hard to have confidence in yourself and love yourself when the world criticizes you for being yourself​.

“​And obviously, there’s so many other people who’ve had it so much harder than me.

“I’ve met many members of the LGBT community and some very, very close friends who have come close to taking their own lives because of the abuse they’ve had to deal with and that is heartbreaking.

“I don’t want to live in a world where we treat each other like that​. ​That’s why my message has always been about being yourself​.

“​And we really have to love each other and support each other. Believe me when I sing these words, I’m talking to everyone else, I’m talking to myself as much as I’m talking to everyone else.​”

Kesha then started to tear up, exclaiming: “Good God!”