Watch Kesha Marry a Same-Sex Couple in New ‘I Need a Woman to Love Me’ Music Video
By Meredith B. Kile
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Kesha just released a new song, “I Need a Woman to Love Me,” and to celebrate, she helped marry two ladies who have already found the girl of their dreams!
The singer’s new track is part of MGM Resorts International’s compilation album, Universal Love, a collection of reimagined wedding songs for the LGBTQ community, with pronouns reflective of same-sex relationships.
Kesha’s track is a reimagined cover of Janis Joplin’s “I Need a Man to Love.” Other artists on the compilation include Bob Dylan -- singing “He’s Funny That Way” -- St. Vincent, Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke, Valerie June, and Death Cab for Cutie’s Benjamin Gibbard.
In the video, Kesha travels to Las Vegas to marry a same-sex couple, Dani and Lindsay, who had actually seen the singer perform at a Pride event years earlier.
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“She was performing, and she had her whole rainbow flag as a cape and rainbow outfit, and she said something like, the protesters are out there, but in here it’s all love,” the couple emotionally recalls in the clip.
“The fact that I would just play a show, and there would be two people there who I’ve never met, and now I’m marrying them today,” Kesha added, tearing up herself, “it’s just kind of a head f***. But it’s amazing.”
The 31-year-old singer, who’s officiated two other same-sex weddings in the past, shared a clip of the music video to her Instagram, writing, “Animals, I married a beautiful couple!! Congrats Dani & Lindsay!!”
The video shows Dani and Lindsey’s wedding and reception -- including their emotional vows to one another -- as Kesha oversees the ceremony, which took place on March 26, 2018, the anniversary of the first same-sex marriage license issued in the U.S.
“I think it’s really cool that the new generation is going to grow up where it’s not a big deal to have two dads or two moms,” Lindsay notes, as the newlyweds are shown cutting their rainbow wedding cake.
“I mean that’s the dream,” Dani adds. “That one day, young people don’t have to come out. That the options are there, and the stories are told. They’re worthy of love and they’ll be able to find love too.”