Janelle Monae Introduces Kesha With a Powerful Message About the #MeToo Movement


During the Grammys, singer and actress Janelle Monae reminded the audience that #MeToo impacts every aspect of the entertainment industry, including the world of music.

While introducing Kesha, who sang her song “Praying,” Monae entreated the crowd to stand together and fight for equal rights for women.

“Tonight, I am proud to stand in solidarity as not just an artist, but a young woman with my fellow sisters in this room who make up the music industry,” Monae said.

“We come in peace but we mean business,” she continued. “And to those who would dare try and silence us, we offer you two words: time’s up.”

The audience answered her with a rousing round of applause.

“Just as we have the power to shape culture, we also have the power to undo the culture that does not serve us well,” she said. “So let’s work together, women and men, as a united music industry, committed to creating more safe work environments, equal pay, and access for all women.”

Monae’s comments about “Time’s Up” follow men and women in Hollywood showing up to this year’s Golden Globes dressed all in black in solidarity with women who have been mistreated in the workplace.

Watch above, via CBS.

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