The 2016 Coachella Music and Arts Festival is here, and expectations are running high. Guns N' Roses, Ice Cube and others will headline, with dozens of other bands performing every afternoon and evening.
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On another day of high-wattage guest appearances, the EDM producer Zedd brought out perhaps the most emotionally charged cameo of Coachella -- Kesha.
The singer, currently in the middle of a long and difficult series of allegations of sexual abuse and contract disputes with her onetime producer Dr. Luke, came out during Zedd's Outdoor stage set. She performed "True Colors," the slow-burning but resilient title track from Zedd's 2015 LP.
Dressed in all black and a wide black Panama hat, Kesha didn't speak onstage, but forcefully sang lyrics of redemption and righteous anger."I won't apologize for the fire in my eyes," she sang. "Let me show you my true colors."
The crowd greeted her with broad, welcoming cheers, clearly acknowledging the potency of her appearance. It was just a song, but perhaps the start of Kesha's return on her terms.