Before former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords addressed the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, her super PAC Americans for Responsible Solutions held a gun control rally in Philadelphia.
Singer Kesha attended the event as a special guest, and she spoke to the crowd. During her speech, the 29-year-old addressed her ongoing legal battle with her former producer, Dr. Luke, who allegedly abused her.
"I feel like if you're a human being, you go through pain," she said. "And you go through hurt. And every single one of us knows that emotion. I don't know if you guys know what I am going through. I'm going through a lawsuit. And it's fucking horrible."
She also spoke about gun violence, a topic she'd previously addressed earlier this summer.
"You can't control every single person, and know how they're going to deal with things, and know if they're going to pick up a weapon," she said. "But what we can control is who we give the fucking weapons to."
The crowd applauded loudly in response to her words.
"I think the universe is screaming at us that there needs to be a change and we have to fucking listen," she added. "I do think love is something, as humans, we all have and I hope heals us. I really believe that love and empathy, it can heal us."
While some Americans are divided on the issue of gun control, according to one Twitter user, when it comes to having more Kesha, there's simply no debate.
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