Popstar and long-time LGBTI-ally Kesha delivered an emotional address as part of VEVO’s ‘Why I Vote’ campaign.
As part of the campaign, celebrities explain why voting is important to them and do it.
‘In this election especially, I feel like you’re choosing between someone who is promising to build walls and someone who is hopeful,’ Kesha, full name Kesha Rose Sebert, says.
‘If those are my two options, I definitely wanna go with hope.’
She makes a special point of recent civil rights victories for the LGBTI community, like marriage equality in the US, and what this means for her.
‘I personally have married two of my friends, who are same sex couples.
‘We do not need to step backwards. We need to protect these laws that have been groundbreaking.
‘This is bigger than just who’s sitting in the whitehouse.’
‘Using your voice and your truth and standing up and talking about what you believe in and voting is your power. You need to utilize that.’
Kesha has been part of a longrunning scandal after accusing her ex-producer, Dr Luke, of sexual assault, and to be free from his label, Kemosabe Records.
Earlier this week it was announced her medical records would remain confidential. It is believed Dr Luke’s lawyers were contesting this.
Kesha was awarded the Visibility Award in June from the Human Rights Campaign because of her outspoken advocacy.