Fellow artists have come out in support of Kesha after the singer was forced to continue her contract with a music producer she claims drugged, sexually abused and psychologically tormented her for a decade.
The Tik Tok singer broke down in tears on Friday as a New York judge announced she would be denied her plea and must continue working with Dr Luke.
But Lady Gaga was among a number of prominent figures who have stood in solidarity with the 28-year-old American pop star.
She wrote on Twitter: “There are people all over the world who love you Kesha Rose. And I can say truly I am in awe of your bravery.”
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
British pop star Lily Allen also publicly backed the Los Angeles-born singer.
“My thoughts are with Kesha Rose today. I’m sorry you’ve had to endure this experience," she wrote.
My thoughts are with @KeshaRose today. I'm sorry you've had to endure this experience.— lily (@lilyallen) February 19, 2016
Kesha, whose full name is Kesha Rose Sebert, signed a contract with one of Dr Luke’s companies in 2005 when she was just 18 years old.
Since then, the singer has been contractually prohibited from recording music with a different company even though she has frequently spoken candidly about the fact she “cannot work” with Dr Luke, a man she describes as a “monster”.
Kesha accuses Dr Luke of raping her a decade ago after allegedly drugging her with a pill which knocked her out.
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Nevertheless, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich chose to reject her legal appeal, saying Sony would undergo irreparable harm if Kesha was not required to abide by a contract which demands she make six more albums with the company.
A number of other artists also publicly defended the Madonna-inspired performer.
empathy 4 Kesha.... the worst. smh smh ..— Grimes (@Grimezsz) February 20, 2016
As one that danced to& celebrated ur music, I hope u can again find happiness in what made so many others happy. U are so strong @KeshaRose— Kirstin Maldonado (@kirstin_taylor) February 20, 2016
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
My heart is with @KeshaRose.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 19, 2016
standing with @KeshaRose through this traumatic, deeply unfair time. send good vibes her way everyone— Lorde (@lorde) February 19, 2016
Im not accusing anyone of anything, but i believe Kesha deserves the ability to move forward, create and earn a living.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 20, 2016
There's a quote, I believe from John Fogerty: "The music industry is so corrupt it makes Hollywood look like a charity organization." #Kesha— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) February 19, 2016
According to Kesha’s lawyers, the abuse she suffered triggered suicidal thoughts and an eating disorder which later led to two months spent inside a rehabilitation clinic.Reuse content