Actress Janelle Monae delivered a powerful message on the Grammys stage on Sunday night as she introduced Kesha’s poignant performance of Praying.
Addressing the Time’s Up and #MeToo movement, Janelle, who was among the stars that wore a white rose to support women’s rights, called on the music industry to join the overdue tide of change.
“I am proud to stand in solidarity as not just an artist, but a young woman, with my fellow sisters in this room who make up the music industry—artists, writers, assistants, publicists, CEOs, producers, engineers, and women from all sectors of the business,” Janelle said. “We are also daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, and human beings. We come in peace, but we mean business.”
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She continued: “To those who would dare try and silence us, we offer you two words: Time’s up. We say time’s up for pay inequality, discrimination or harassment of any kind, and the abuse of power.
“It’s not just going on in Hollywood, or in Washington, it’s right here in our industry as well. And just as we have the power to shape culture, we also have the power to undo the culture that does not serve us well. So, let’s work together, women and men, as a united music industry committed to creating more safe work environments, equal pay, and access for all women.”
Her message was echoed by Kesha, who reduced the audience at Madison Square Garden to tears with an emotional rendition of her song Praying alongside Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Andra Day, Bebe Rexha, Julia Michaels, and a huge choir.
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