Kesha Fights Back Tears Talking About New 'Rainbow' Album: It 'Literally Saved My Life'
By Jackie Willis
Good Morning America
Kesha made one of her first live television appearances in years on Wednesday morning.
Just two days before the release of her album, Rainbow, the 30-year-old pop star gave powerful performances on Good Morning America of her singles "Praying" and "Woman." She also sat down with co-anchor Robin Roberts to talk about what it's been like to release new music after a four-year hiatus, and was clearly emotional.
"It's so personal," she said, fighting back tears. "['Prayer'], I think is just really important because it talks about me personally going through something very hard, lots of very hard things, making it through, not giving up and finding empathy on the other side -- which is incredibly hard sometimes."
Kesha's music career was put on hold after she filed a lawsuit against record producer and songwriter Dr. Luke in 2014, claiming that he was physically, emotionally and sexually abusive towards her while they were working together. Last August, she dropped the lawsuit in California against him in an effort to focus on new music, according to her legal counsel.
Careful not to comment on her legal battle or Dr. Luke, Kesha noted that it was working on the Rainbow album that helped her through a dark time. "I think this record has quite literally saved my life," she shared. "I hope you guys like it. I hope you can hear it and I hope it helps people."