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Katy Perry To Take Grammys Stage With Brooke Axtell, Domestic Violence Survivor

Katy Perry smiles at a halftime news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Katy Perry smiles at a halftime news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Fresh off a spectacular performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, Katy Perry is set to take the Grammy Awards stage alongside a domestic violence survivor.

Perry will perform her song "By the Grace of God" together with activist Brooke Axtell at the music awards show this Sunday, People reported.

Axtell will perform a written-word piece as Perry sings her song, in a partnership that was pushed by show producer Ken Erlich.

"It is one thing to have Katy sing, but why would we not want to accompany it with someone's personal experience who could humanize [domestic violence] and make it relatable to millions of men and women who are survivors," he told the magazine.

Billboard was first to report that Perry would perform at the Grammys. Her ballad "By the Grace of God" describes how she thought about committing suicide.

Other outlets have suggested the song references her relationship with former husband Russell Brand.

"All the songs are real-life moments," she told Billboard. "I can only write autobiographically. I put all the evidence in the music. I tell my fans if they want to know the real truth about stuff, just listen to the songs."

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