And she has found her voice again.
Kesha Instagrammed a picture of herself in a studio with the caption: "It's a miracle when someone gives you a chance at finding your voice again with no reason other than that he is a f*@#ing beautiful person with a heart of gold."
That person just happens to be Grammy-winning producer Zedd.
Together, they created "True Colors" — a powerful anthem of triumph over adversity.
While the lyrics acknowledge the flaws in human character, they also show how someone can derive strength, rather than weakness, from them.
Certain lines like, "No, I won't apologize / For the fire in my eyes," and "We've escaped our capture / Yet we have our masters" are especially potent coming from the mouth of an artist who has continued to stand up for herself and what she believes in when many have urged her to back down.
Earlier this month, Kesha announced in another Instagram post that she was offered freedom from her recording contract with Dr. Luke if she took back her rape accusations and publicly apologized.
"I will not take back the truth," she wrote. "I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again."