Kesha has admitted that there was a time in her life when she ‘thought she would never know what happiness felt like ever again.’
The singer, 32 – who has been locked in a legal battle with former record producer Dr. Luke, who she has accused of sexual assault, battery and emotional abuse – has detailed all in her journey to happiness in a new interview with Q Magazine.
Following a difficult few years, the We R Who We R hitmaker was also candid about ‘not giving up her ability to be sexual’ and not wanting to ‘sit in her tragedy despite having certain things you can never get over in you life.’
‘Not sitting in my tragedy’: Kesha, 32, has admitted that there was a time in her life when she ‘thought she would never know what happiness felt like ever again’
The star, full name Kesha Rose Sebert, showed off her signature funky flair for a photoshoot with the publication.
Clad in a futuristic, multicoloured metallic jumpsuit, the star added to her look with silver heeled boots and an eye-catching furry green coat.
Kesha has been through a trying time in the last few years with her hugely public on-going court case with Dr. Luke.
While the singer no longer works directly with Dr. Luke, Kesha is still signed to his label, Kemosabe.
And the Tik Tok star has now defiantly revealed that she is prioritising her mental health, stating: ‘I have given myself permission to grab myself by the balls again and be, “This is who I am, a happy person.”
Candid: The singer – who has been locked in a legal battle with former record producer Dr. Luke, who she has accused of sexual assault, battery and emotional abuse – has detailed all in her journey to happiness
‘As long as I stay in the present moment I’m usually good. As soon as I think about the future, the past, it’s not good.’
Refusing to be stumped by her past, Kesha, who was set to head to New York’s liberal arts college Barnard before being discovered by Dr.Luke, also revealed that she wrote her songs from her album with ‘two men she trusts vert much.’
She added of their working relationship: ‘I never felt odd or disrespected. I’m not giving up my ability to be sexual. I’m still a young woman.’
Detailing her experience in general Kesha stated: ‘There are certain things in life that you may never get over. But, I don’t have to sit in my tragedy. Because that’s not where I’m at. Right now.’
Kesha further explained her plight to get to where she is now: ‘There was a time where I never thought I would know what happiness felt like ever again. But I’ve done a lot of therapy on this.
‘Allowed to be happy’: The hitmaker was also candid about ‘not giving up her ability to be sexual’ and not wanting to ‘sit in her tragedy despite having certain things you can never get over in you life’
‘I’m allowed to have had bad things happen to me. I’m also allowed to be happy. Because f*** that. I’m alive. Life is short. And I can, although probably never get over it, move on.’
Kesha also candidly discussed her battle with body image and self-esteem, claiming that she was ‘p***ed off at her younger self.’
‘Your body is your business, nobody else’s. Will I ever be totally free from it? Probably not. Much like when you’re in AA, you’re in it for life. So I have to deal with any thoughts that come up, where I scrutinise myself, and breathe through it.
‘But society is changing, I see more inclusivity, in accepting people the way they are.’
Kesha, who now lives in Venice, LA with her long-term boyfriend Brad Ashenfelter, added: ‘It’s my personal mission in life just to feel free.
‘Given myself permission’: The Tik Tok star has now defiantly revealed that she is prioritising her mental health
‘And I’m not gonna let any situation, or any person, or anything I’ve been through, take that away from me. I don’t have to be defined by my past.’
High Road is slated for a January 10 release, and is Kesha’s first album since 2017’s Rainbow.
Kesha has to produce three more albums, one of which is High Road, before she is released from contract.
The full interview with Kesha is out now in Q Magazine.
Don’t miss: The full interview with Kesha is out now in Q Magazine