Picking up the accolade for ‘British Female Solo Artist’ from One Direction‘s Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, the singer saw it as the perfect opportunity to namecheck Kesha in her acceptance speech.
As previously reported, Kesha has accused Dr Luke of drugging and raping her a decade ago. On Friday (February 19), she was denied an exit from her recording contract with the producer by the New York Supreme Court.
Following the controversial decision, the likes of Lorde, Lady Gaga, Grimes, Lily Allen and Ariana Grande have offered their support. Taylor Swift even donated £175,000 to help Kesha’s legal battle.
Adele now joins those big names in supporting Kesha, with the star using The Brit Awards stage to voice her backing of the ‘Tik Tok’ hitmaker.
After receiving her trophy at the ceremony, held at London’s O2 Arena, Adele thanked the other ladies in her category, before adding: “I’d like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha.”
Earlier this week,Kesha herself broke her silence on the support she’s received since her court case, posting a selfie on Instagram, along with the caption: “I am beyond words in gratitude. thank you is not enough but it is all I have. a million times over and forever thank you. the support I have received has left my face swollen from tears. I love you all so much.”
She also promised that a longer statement will be released soon.