Taylor Swift Gives Kesha $250,000 As A 'Show Of Support'

The '1989' singer is one of several artists coming to Kesha's defense.

On Friday afternoon (February 19), a Manhattan Supreme Court ruled that Kesha must uphold her contract with Sony Music and producer Dr. Luke, whom she says sexually assaulted and emotionally abused her over the course of several years. This means the Warrior singer will likely need to complete six more albums with her alleged rapist. Needless to say, people -- including celebs like Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga -- are furious about this injustice.

Now Taylor Swift is helping Kesha with a hefty donation, Swift's spokesperson confirmed in a statement Sunday night (February 21): "In a show of support, Taylor Swift has donated $250,000 to Kesha to help with any of her financial needs during this trying time."

Swift's generosity comes just hours after Demi Lovato may or may not have called her out during a tweetstorm early Sunday morning, which ended with Lovato saying, "Women empowerment is taking action now, not when it's convenient."

Many fans interpreted Demi's fiery words as a crack at Taylor, who shook off her haters with a feminist acceptance speech at the Grammys just last week.

"As the first woman to win album of the year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there: There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame," Swift said February 15 at the awards show.

After word got out about Swift's donation to Kesha, Demi again took to Twitter to share her opinion.

The "Confident" singer has also voiced her thoughts on a fan's now-private Instagram account, BuzzFeed reports.

@proudofswift / Instagram

@proudofswift / Instagram

Yeesh. Regardless of what "Bad Blood" is going down between Demi and Tay, the drama comes second to what's truly important here: It's time to #FreeKesha once and for all.

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