Kesha covers Lady Gaga's 'Til It Happens to You' at Humane Society Gala

By Wade Sheridan  |  May 9, 2016 at 7:14 AM
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LOS ANGELES, May 9 (UPI) -- Kesha has returned to the stage once again to perform Lady Gaga's ballad about sexual assault, "Til It Happens to You," at a Humane Society Gala in Los Angeles.

"I want to dedicate this song to every man, woman, child [and] animal that has ever been abused," the singer said onstage Saturday alongside Humane Society Honoree Diane Warren on piano who wrote the piece. Photos of animals being packed into farms was displayed behind Kesha during the performance.

Gaga applauded Kesha on Twitter for her cover which received a standing ovation writing, "Killed it @KeshaRose. I could feel your pain. Girl these boys won't be in charge forever. The wisdom of women is rising. Let's get louder."

The song, was released in September for the documentary The Hunting Ground, a film exposĂŠ that focuses on rape crimes that take place on U.S. college campuses. The performance comes after Kesha's recent court battle with music producer Dr. Luke whom she said sexually, emotionally and physically abused her throughout their professional relationship.

The star-studded gala at Paramount Studios also included performances by Steven Tyler and Leona Lewis, and featured guests such as Kate Mara, Jhene Aiko, Riley Keough, Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder and The Veronicas.

Kesha shared photos of her long, flowing pink gown from the event on Instagram where she also thanked the Humane Society for making her an international ambassador and Gaga and Warren for creating "Til It Happens to You."

"Thank God for @ladygaga," she wrote. "'Till It Happens to You'" ( written by the [expletive] genius @warren_diane + gaga) is such a vulnerable display of courage and hope. Thank you both so much for bringing that message to the world in the form of such a beautiful song. It was an honor to perform it last night."

A video posted by Kesha (@iiswhoiis) on

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