Dressed in a white pantsuit, decorated in glittery images of flowers and broken hearts, the “Tik Tok” songstress was joined by Ben Folds on piano for a surprisingly emotional rendition of Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe.” To call it a change of pace for the normally high-energy singer would be a grave understatement.
Watch a portion of Kesha’s performance below:
Of course, Kesha’s appearance at the BBMAs was newsworthy for more than her performance alone. The singer is currently involved in a contentious legal situation with producer Dr. Luke, dating back to Oct. 2014 when she first sued him for sexual assault, emotional abuse and violating California business practices, among several other accusations. Though a judge rejected Kesha’s claims in April 2016, her legal battle remains ongoing and almost kept her from performing at Sunday’s ceremony.
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