Kesha was moved to tears Saturday while accepting an award for her support for the LGBT community, citing "personal things" she is dealing with amid her sexual assault case against her former music producer.
In 2014, the 29-year-old pop singer sued Dr. Luke, claiming sexual assault and battery and seeking to invalidate recording contracts she had signed with him. He filed a countersuit, calling her allegations "defamatory" and saying he was being extorted. Last month, a judge denied Kesha's request for a preliminary injunction that would have allowed her to release music outside of Dr. Luke's authority. Her supporters, including celebs, have rallied behind her since the lawsuit was filed, calling to "Free Kesha."
Kesha received the Visibility Award at the 21st annual Human Rights Campaign Nashville Equality Dinner at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville Saturday and gave an inspiring speech.
"I love writing songs and I love making music but this is like the most rewarding part of the entire process for me," Kesha said in her speech. "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. My mom's crying - stop crying! stop crying."