Could Kesha be Joining Lady GaGa for her Highly Anticipated Oscar Performance?
Lady GaGa could be putting the #FreeKesha movement on the map in a very big way this Sunday night at the 88th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony. Presently, Mother Monster is scheduled to perform her sexual assault/rape anthem ‘Til It Happens to You’ at the show. The Oscar nominated song, from the campus-rape documentary, The Hunting Ground, is a powerful and intimate ballad co-written by 8-time nominee Diane Warren. The heart-wrenching song shines a light on a victim’s struggles after an assault, and challenges the listener to understand one cannot comprehend such pain without going through it personally.
The high-profile performance happens to coincide with the controversial Kesha versus Dr. Luke lawsuit in which the singer claims to have been sexually and emotionally abused by the powerful producer. So far, the rulings haven’t been in support of Kesha getting away from her abuser and the general public (along with a lot of A-listers) are not happy about it. Adele, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato and many more have come out publicly to defend Kesha and the injustice of our judicial system that incessantly supports our rape culture.
— Lady Gaga News (@TomyKMonster) February 24, 2016
Now, the Oscar performances are very hush, hush but there is some evidence that could lead to the assumption that Lady GaGa has something up her designer sleeves. The superstar singer has been very vocal on her social media platforms about her support for the #FreeKesha movement, with multiple posts in support of the struggling artist. Her support comes as no surprise to fans, but when Lady GaGa shared an Instagram post and SnapChat showing the two singers together, in person eyebrows started to raise. Could a collaboration be forming between the two? The Oscar stage would be the perfect platform to get more attention on such an important subject.
Lady GaGa is known for getting her hands dirty when it comes to her passions, and this subject has always been close to home for the singer. With an introduction from Joe Biden, who penned the Violence Against Women Act in 1994 and has been critical in current “It’s On Us” Campaign, this performance could go down in history for seriously shaking our country’s view on such an important subject.
Be sure to tune in to the show this Sunday on ABC, or watch it live here!