In the days leading up to the Billboard Music Awards, it wasn't clear whether or not Kesha would be making her scheduled performance. But on May 19, a statement from Kemosabe Records made it clear that the singer could take the stage — so long as she didn't use the BBMAs as a platform to discuss the litigation she's entangled in with Dr. Luke. Whether or not she managed to sneak in a secret message about her current legal troubles is open to interpretation. But one thing is for sure: Fans on social media were thrilled to see her singing live again.
And a truly emotional and moving performance it was. Who knew that Kesha could rock a ballad so beautifully? (Actually, we did know that. It's just been such a long time, we almost forgot.) And can we get a moment to acknowledge how awesome it was to see Ben Folds onstage? A Ben Folds and Kesha collaboration would be incredible. Here's hoping that was a hint that they're becoming a musical duo.