In trying to free herself from her contract with Sony over allegations of abuse, Kesha didn't get what she wanted.
Now, she's afraid that because she lost her case, it will prevent abuse victims from speaking out.
The singer took to Facebook on Feb. 24 to speak to her fans about her case and her mindset.
"I'm so, so beyond humbled and thankful for all of the support I've received from everyone. Words cannot really express the emotions I've gone through reading and seeing how amazing everyone has been to me," she said. "I can't believe that so many people all over the world took the time to show me support and love. Other entertainers who knowingly put their own careers at stake by supporting me, I will be forever grateful."
Kesha had been embroiled in a legal battle with her record company after trying to get out of contract.
The singer's biggest reason for wanting out of her Sony contract centers around her longtime producer Dr. Luke, whom she claims has been mentally and physically abusive to her over the years, including when she was pumping out her mega hits like "Tik Tok" and "Die Young." Last week, a judge would not let her out of the contract, basically telling her to work with another producer.
"All I ever wanted was to be able to make music without being afraid, scared, or abused. This case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract - it was never about getting a bigger, or a better deal," she said. "This is about being free from my abuser. I would be willing to work with Sony if they do the right thing and break all ties that bind me to my abuser."
She continued, "But at this point, this issue is bigger than just about me. I think about young girls today - I don't want my future daughter - or your daughter - or any person to be afraid that they will be punished if they speak out about being abused, especially if their abuser is in a position of power."
"Unfortunately I don't think that my case is giving people who have been abused confidence that they can speak out, and that's a problem. But I just want to say that if you have been abused, please don't be afraid to speak out. There are places that will make you feel safe. There are people who will help you. I for one, will stand beside you and behind you. I know now how this all feels and will forever fight for you the way perfect strangers have been fighting for me."
"Yes, I am very much a feminist, but more than that, I am a humanist. I believe in supporting my fellow human beings in being SAFE. We're all in this together. You are not alone. I love you and thank you," she wrote, adding a heart emoji at the end.
Kesha has had plenty of support. She even got a shout out from one bona fide superstar on Feb. 23: Adele.
After accepting an award for Best British Female Solo Artist at the BRIT awards, the "Hello" singer used the stage to thank her management for letting her "embrace the fact that I am a woman". At the end of the speech, Adele said, "and I would like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha."
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