Kesha throws her hands up while officiating a wedding for two brides


Kesha officiates a lesbian wedding in ‘I Need a Woman’ video

The 'I Need a Woman' video is a tearjerker.


Christine Friar


Published Apr 10, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 7:03 pm CDT

Kesha‘s latest music video is more than just a visual component for her latest single: It’s a reimagination of a love song to make it more inclusive.

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On the Universal Love Album, artists like Bob Dylan, St. Vincent, and Ben Gibbard have recorded versions of popular love songs with a nod to the LGBTQ community. Kesha tackled Janis Joplin’s “I Need a Man to Love Me”—changing the pronouns to she/her—and for the video, she married an actual couple.

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The video opens with the kind of imagery you’d expect from a Kesha video. The singer shakes her blonde locks in the desert while wearing a jean jacket in a shiny, blue convertible. But it quickly tugs at your heartstrings as you realize that the reason the singer is in the desert is a personal one: She’s headed to Vegas to officiate a wedding for two of her fans.

The song gets interspersed with intimate footage from the couple’s special trip, and the resulting music video is a tearjerker, to say the least.

Queen Kesha reigns on.

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*First Published: Apr 10, 2018, 2:20 pm CDT