Katy Perry Performs Alongside Victim of Domestic Abuse at 2015 Grammys

Katy Perry Grammy Performance

Famous for her rainbow-bright energy and delightfully cartoonish stage antics (we see you, Left Shark!), Katy Perry on Sunday opted for a more serious, emotional vibe at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

Following a powerful video message from President Barack Obama about domestic abuse, Perry — draped in a long white gown — took to the stage to sing “By the Grace of God,” a ballad about an unhealthy relationship off her 2013 album Prism. 

Additionally, Perry was joined on stage by Texas-based domestic abuse survivor Brooke Axtell, who performed a written-word piece about her personal experience in a violent relationship.

“Authentic love does not devalue a human being,” Axtell said. “If you’re in a relationship with someone who does not honor and respect you, I want you to know you are worthy of love. Please reach out for help; your voice will save you.”

It was heavy, and it was important.

“It’s an honor to collaborate with Katy in this way,” Axtell recently told People. “She has been very devoted to various aspects of female empowerment. It’s going to bring a lot of encouragement and freedom to those who hear my story and know that they are not alone in this.”

Your thoughts on Perry’s emotional Grammys performance? Grade it below, then drop a comment with your full review.

Video from Perry’s performance will be added when available.


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38 Comments
  1. kn1231 says:

    The performance was nice, but I just prefer the original version of the song more. But after looking up her live performances of the song online, she never performs the original version. Or at least she hasn’t yet.

  2. Anna says:

    She’s singing about a bad relationship. I totally don’t get the line in her song about looking in a mirror and deciding she had to stay!

    • Holly says:

      I missed the performance (I actually missed the whole show :( ) but in the song the line about staying refers to staying alive. The way I interpret it.. not committing suicide.

      • Anna says:

        Oh..ok..I thought maybe that was what she meant. Otherwise the show made no sense at all! A women spoke about seeking help if you’re in an abusive relationship and then Katy followed with her song and I thought she was telling people to stay in the relationship!

    • Christine Kirton says:

      She has the will to stay alive…to get out of the relationship and go on.

  3. Anna says:

    She’s singing about a bad relationship. I totally don’t get the line in her song about looking in a mirror and deciding she had to stay! That’s an awful message.

  4. JimJam says:

    How did her hair go from purple to dark brown from the red carpet to the stage??

  5. Randall (RT) Stone says:

    Brooke Axtell’s testimony touched me deeply as my mother and a sister were victims of domestic abuse but the following her story with Katy Perry’s “By the Grace of God” buckled my knees as tears streamed my face as a 63 year old man. I am so grateful and honored I witnessed these two strong women tonight. Thank you two beautiful children of God and the network for allowing me to hear the truth. Please don’t ever think it’s your fault and don’t hide it. Please run into the arms of help. It will always be there

  6. JV says:

    Message aside, she can’t carry this type of song. She doesn’t have the voice for it.

  7. cynthia says:

    Thank you to artists. We always come through about things that others sweep under the carpet. It is about time that this subject is spoken about, what better way than in music! The Super Bowl covered this subject and now President Obama and two very, strong women. Again thank you from a mother and grand mother of 3 amazing women, 2 daughters and one grand daughter.

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