As we all know, a grave injustice was done earlier this week when a judge refused to grant Kesha an injunction that would have allowed her to once again start producing some of the best dance/pregame music of all time. If you’re not familiar with this case and its deep and layered fuckery, I suggest you invest in a computer with internet because where the hell have you been?
For those of us who have been conscious over the past few days, it’s been hard to ignore the onslaught of celebrity support for the Tik Tok star, as celeb after celeb came forward to defend her.
At the top of the pack are A-listers like Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, and Lorde, who all took to twitter to defend Kesha, despite the fact that when Kesha is in town their jobs are all in jeopardy. Ah, the power of #feminism.
Tweets of support from huge celebs like Grande and Gaga are huge for Kesha, who’s argued (so far unsuccessfully) that this prolonged legal battle has irreparably damaged her career prospects for the future, making me want to take a moment out of this article to say: Kesha, if you’re reading this (which I’m sure you are), fear not. As soon as you have your jams back on the air, your loyal fans will be there to, well, jam. In other words, Kesha: If you write them, we will dance.
There are people all over the world who love you @KeshaRose. And I can say truly I am in awe of your bravery.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 19, 2016
standing with @KeshaRose through this traumatic, deeply unfair time. send good vibes her way everyone
— Lorde (@lorde) February 19, 2016
But those were not the only celebs to come out of the woodwork in support of the woman who made dying young seem like a good idea, and some of them had a lot more than love and support to share. Check this tweet from fellow singer Bea Miller, calling out the system for not protecting artists from abuse:
the fact that kesha has to choose to either freely make music or avoid the person who abused her is outrageous and degrading #freekesha
— bea (@BeaMiller) February 19, 2016
And this “you’re either with Kesha or for abuse” sentiment from the band Best Coast:
If you don’t see why this Kesha issue is a big deal, you’re part of the problem. This is exactly why I speak up the way I do #FreeKesha
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) February 19, 2016
And this shady shade-throwing from none other than America’s sweetheart Kelly Clarkson:
Trying 2 not say anything since I can’t say anything nice about a person… so this is me not talking about Dr. Luke https://t.co/lLhtUHbmgG
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) February 19, 2016
And if you think it’s only pop stars who are coming out for the artist formerly known as Ke$ha, think again. Here’s Jon M. Chu, the director of movies you won’t admit to seeing like Step Up 2 and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, coming to the aid of the diva in distress:
— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) February 19, 2016
And, just to get even more random, here’s Mara Wilson, the actress who played the titular role of Matilda in Matilda, going to bat for our girl:
@tylercoates Kesha being forced to work with her rapist
— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) February 19, 2016
But no story would be complete without Taylor Swift somehow being involved and somehow causing shit. This time, the shit was started by Demi Lovato, who tweeted this shade that most people took to be aimed squarely at T-Swizzle:
I’m also ready for self-proclaimed feminists to start speaking out or taking action for women’s rights.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 21, 2016
You see it there? Cuz Taylor is supposed to be all ‘girl power’ and ‘besties’ and whatever but had not yet come out in support of Kesh? SHOTS FIRED, I guess. Yeah, I’m not sure how I feel about that logic either, but it clearly got to Taylor who did something that, much like Swift herself, was both very nice and extremely weird: she gave Kesha $250,000. Straight up.
No word yet on how Swift sent the money, but I like to imagine that all 250k arrived in cash to Kesha’s doorstep in a bejeweled box strapped to the backs of two teacup yorkies. Again, I have no way of knowing if that is true, but I have a heavy suspicion that it is.
This, of course, did not impress Demi, who then tweeted:
Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 22, 2016
And called it a night. I would go off for a minute on how Demi Lovato needs to go home bc she’s drunk, but this is about Kesha, not some Disney star desperately clinging to relevance.
Well, as they say, no public celebrity legal drama would be complete without two chicks it had nothing to do with somehow making it all about themselves. In the wake of Kesha’s legitimately sad and horrible predicament, fans also came to her aid. Not only were supporters lined up at the courthouse to be there the singer on the day of the ruling, but literally thousands have joined on to the #freekesha campaign in hopes of getting her released from her shitty contract with a man who allegedly raped her.
Speaking of the guy who allegedly raped her, Dr. Luke also broke his silence on twitter yesterday, but I’m not including those comments here because I think we’ve heard just about enough from him.
#freekesha y’all. Stay woke.