Third time’s a charm. Kesha, who’s already officiated two same-sex weddings, decided to reprise her unofficial side hustle for a third try as a wedding officiant in her latest music video released Monday, April 9.
The singer, in collaboration with MGM Resorts’ LGBTQ-celebratory album, Universal Love, made the sweet gesture as part of the music video for her new song, “I Need a Woman to Love Me.” The tune itself was written especially for the Universal Love album, which also features Bob Dylan’s classic “She’s Funny That Way” (changed to “He’s Funny That Way”) among other songs.
Kesha’s brother, Lagan Sebert, directed and executive produced the video. The clip itself takes Kesha through the desert to the Bellagio in Las Vegas for an actual wedding between a real-life couple. There’s much significance to the wedding date, March 26, which marks the anniversary of when the first same-sex marriage license was issued in the U.S. in 1975.
Kesha’s video also shows the chosen couple, Dani and Lindsay, excitedly arriving to their hotel and sharing snippets of their love story ahead of the big day. According to the press release, the two were chosen after their video submission spotlighted their genuine love of Sin City.
The tail end of Kesha’s video then features the wedding ceremony. “Marriage is the promise between two people who love each other, who trust that love,” Kesha says shortly after they make their way down the aisle. “And who wish to spend their lives together.”
With regards to the Universal Love album, ad exec Tom Murphy explained to Rolling Stone that the endeavor was one attempt to make marriages and weddings more gender neutral. “If definitions of love and marriage are changing and becoming more inclusive, maybe it’s time love songs caught up,” he mused.
Watch the video above.