Kesha Says Jerry Seinfeld Refusing Her Hug Was The Saddest Moment Of Her Life

June 15, 2023 / Posted by:

Back in 2017, Kesha tried to hug Jerry Seinfeld at a red carpet charity event. Twice. Both times, Jerry rebuffed her advances. “No thanks!” Soon, both parties were forced to address the incident in the media: Jerry explained he doesn’t hug strangers, Kesha revealed the rejection almost made her quit hugs for good (thankfully, she didn’t, cuz hugs are “magical” and “a beautiful exchange of wonderful soul energy”). Now, six years after the Snub of the Century, Kesha went on a podcast and said it was the saddest moment of her life. And Kesha’s been through a lot, so that’s sayin’ something!

Entertainment Weekly reports that Kesha talked about the never-hug on Tom Scharpling’s The Best Show. When Tom asked about the Seinfeld hug, Kesha replied, “Oh my god… are you friends with him?” Tom said he wasn’t, and Kesha joked, “Okay, we’re good. I was about to hang up on you.” Then, she informed Tom that she would share “the whole story” and warned him that his podcast would “get lots of clicks after this.” So, here it is. The whole story of that fateful night at the Kennedy Center:

“So I learned TM from David Lynch, the David Lynch Foundation,” she said, referencing transcendental meditation. “Love meditating, so he was like, ‘Could you do an event that’s a charity event?’ I was in the middle of tour. I was exhausted, but I really love David Lynch and I heard that Jerry Seinfeld was going to be there.”

Whoa. This is big. Not only is David Lynch randomly involved, but the run-in wasn’t just a red carpet twist of fate. Kesha wanted it to happen. Turns out, she’s a huge Seinfeld fan and used the sitcom to help her soothe her nerves during scary flights:

“I used to take my computer, when there was the CD, and I’d carry it around the world internationally, the little DVDs. When it got bumpy on planes, I’d pop inĀ Seinfeld and I’d be like, “Everything’s okay in the world.’ And watch my buddy.”

At the charity event, “I got really excited because he brings me peace and love and all things good in the universe,” Kesha said. “And then he didn’t hug me in front of cameras. And it was the most depressing, and hilarious, but also so sad, it was like the saddest moment of my life.”

As Kesha recounts the tale, she gets a little sassy. I’d say she’s part joking, part truly bitter. Maybe even more bitter, actually. See for yourself:

And here’s the original incident:

Earlier this week, Kesha scored a key pre-trial victory in her ongoing court battle with Dr. Luke. The trial will finally begin next month, nearly a decade after Kesha first accused the music producer of sexual assault, and he responded with a defamation suit. Basically, New York’s Court of Appeals decided Dr. Luke is considered a public figure, so, in his defamation case, he’ll have to prove that Kesha acted with “actual malice” when she accused him of rape back in 2014. Previously, he was deemed a private citizen, and if he’d stayed that way, he woulda only had to prove that Kesha acted with “negligence” (which would’ve been been easier for him). According to Jezebel, the reason the courts bumped the bad doctor up to VIP is because he bragged about what a big-time music producer he is in his complaint. HA! Hoisted by his own petard. Even though she got a win this week, Kesha is in for the fight of her life with this trial. Girl is gonna need a lot of magical hugs. You hear that, Seinfeld? Stay faaar away from that courthouse…

Pics: Faye’s Vision/Cover Images & BauerGriffin/INSTARimages/Cover Images


Our commenting rules: Don't be racist or bigoted, or post comments like "Who cares?", or have multiple accounts, or repost a comment that was deleted by a mod, or post NSFW pics/videos/GIFs, or go off topic when not in an Open Post, or post paparazzi/event/red carpet pics from photo agencies due to copyright infringement issues. Also, promoting adblockers, your website, or your forum is not allowed. Breaking a rule may result in your Disqus account getting permanently or temporarily banned. New commenters must go through a period of pre-moderation. And some posts may be pre-moderated so it could take a minute for your comment to appear if it's approved. If you have a question or an issue with comments, email: [email protected]

alt="drupal analytics" >