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Transcript Of Kesha's Speech At 2017 VMAs Was So, So Emotional


So we know it's been one hell of a long journey to see Kesha back on the VMAs stage; she's had a rough few years and hasn't been able to release music as a result of her legal battles with Dr. Luke, but, through her struggle, she has become an emblem of perseverance and strength, which is why I'm thrilled to say that Kesha's speech at the 2017 VMAs was one of the most touching, important, and poignant moments of the entire night. The pop star we love took to the stage to introduce Logic, Khalid, and Alessia Cara before they performed Logic's song "1-800-273-8255," and, in her speech, addressed the sensitive subjects of suicide and feeling alone.

In her speech, she said,

The "Praying" singer emphasized the fact that no one in this world is alone, and made sure to mention how to reach the suicide prevention hotline. Following his performance, Logic echoed Kesha's sentiments; he said,

In a year that has seen the sensitive topic of mental illness crop up repeatedly in the media, this is exactly the type of awareness and resource we need to see.

If you or anyone you know is contemplating suicide, the Suicide Prevention Hotline can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or online at