Kesha is apparently showing solidarity with Cassie after her allegations against Diddy, as she recently dropped a key lyric in her most famous song that mentions him by name. The singer was performing live in L.A. Saturday night, and while she was crooning to her smash hit single, ‘TiK ToK,’ folks noticed a change in the wording. Of course, that track starts with “Wake up in the mornin’ feelin’ like P. Diddy.”
What Kesha sang at the Hollywood Palladium, though, was different. She said, “Wake up in the mornin’ feelin’ just like me.” In other words, she completely dropped Diddy from the lyrics. Interestingly enough, Kesha did the same on her Friday night show in Oakland. The Oakland performance of ‘TiK ToK’ looks incredibly similar to the L.A. gig –but we found that Kesha’s stage design/lighting is exactly the same for this song at her shows lately. So, there’s no doubt she changed the lyric twice this weekend.
What makes this stand out even more is the fact that just a few days ago, before Cassie filed her lawsuit, Kesha was performing in Denver, and in the YouTube video of that performance, the Diddy lyric remained. This implies that Kesha is taking a stance on the issue, notable considering she has long labeled herself a survivor of alleged sexual assault, having infamously accused Dr. Luke, which he vehemently denied and sued her over. They settled their legal battle, and Kesha said, “Only God knows what happened that night. As I have always said, I cannot recount everything that happened.”
The saga between Kesha and Dr. Luke was arduous in and of itself but seemingly pertinent to the decision Kesha’s making here about Diddy. Like we said, he too has outright denied Cassie’s allegations, accusing her of a money shakedown before coming to terms out of court a day later.
As for Diddy, he was looking glum this weekend, the first time we’ve seen him since Cassie filed her lawsuit on Thursday. Cassie has remained out of the spotlight herself.
This change in lyrics by Kesha has caused quite a stir, sparking conversations and speculation about her motives behind taking such a public stance. Some fans have praised her for using her platform to show solidarity with Cassie, while others question her decision and whether it was the right approach. It’s clear that Kesha’s actions are being closely watched and analyzed by fans and media alike, as they try to decipher the message behind her subtle yet significant move.
Kesha has a long history of being an outspoken advocate for women’s rights and survivors of sexual assault, and her decision to remove the Diddy lyric from her song appears to be in line with her values and beliefs. It remains to be seen how Diddy and others will respond to Kesha’s actions and what impact it will have on the ongoing conversations about sexual assault and accountability in the entertainment industry.
Regardless of the outcome, Kesha’s decision to take a public stance on this issue highlights the power and influence that artists can have in shaping public discourse and sparking important conversations about social justice and accountability. It also serves as a reminder of the complexities and nuances involved in addressing sensitive and controversial issues within the entertainment industry.