Brit Awards 2016: Adele Publicly Supports Kesha After Winning Best British Female
Kesha has gained another major ally in the music industry as she battles her contract with Sony Music and her alleged rapist Dr. Luke: Adele. On Wednesday (Feb. 24), the "When We Were Young" singer won Best British Female at the 2016 BRIT Awards, and she took a little time out of her speech in order to publicly voice her support for her fellow pop star.
After winning the award for Best British Female, Adele took to the stage alongside presenters Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne of One Direction and took a strong stance as a woman in the music industry, thanking her team for supporting her artistry while offering a kind word to a woman who hasn't been as lucky.
"To all the other girls that were nominated, thank you for letting me be in your company. You're all incredible and you're all amazing and it's a privilege to be alongside you," she said in her speech. "I'd like to take a quick second to thank my management and my record label for embracing the fact that I'm a woman and being encouraged by it. And I'd also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha. Thank you very much."
Adele joins a long list of musicians who have offered up their support to Kesha in the wake of her lawsuit against Dr. Luke and Sony Music. Other supportive singers include Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and more.
Kesha recently lost her bid for an injunction to be released from her contract with Sony and Dr. Luke, creating an uproar in the music community.