Kesha takes the stage to receive the Trailblazer Award during Billboard’s Women In Music 2016 Luncheon on Friday (December 9) in New York City.
The 29-year-old performer looked modest and strong in a white pantsuit as she received the award from fellow singer Charli XCX.
During her speech, Kesha held back tears as she thanked her fans and peers for supporting her through this past year.
“This is a huge reminder I can’t give up and I have to keep fighting for my truth and keep fighting for my dreams,” Kesha said.
Before wrapping her speech, Kesha offered this piece of advice to the audience: “If you keep showing up for yourself, you can move mountains … Do not let anyone else take your happiness.”