Dr. Luke Approves Kesha Billboard Music Awards Performance
Kesha will perform at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards after Dr. Luke first nixed the plan. After some negotiations, the singer has now been given the approval by Dr. Luke’s label, Kemosabe Records, to sing at the awards show.
On Thursday, Kemosabe Records released a statement explaining, “Kesha’s performance on the Billboard Music Awards was always approved, in good faith. Approval was only suspended when Kemosabe learned Kesha was to use the performance as a platform to discuss the litigation. Now that Kemosabe has obtained assurances, that it is relying upon, from Kesha, her representatives and Dick Clark Productions that neither Kesha nor her supporters will use the performance as such a platform, the approval has been restored.”
Two days ago, Kesha spoke out on Instagram about the performance when it appeared she would not be taking the stage. “I was very excited to perform a tribute to Bob Dylan by singing a cover of ‘It ain’t me, babe’ at the Billboard awards this year” she wrote on the social media site, adding, “I’m very sad and sorry to say I won’t be allowed to do this.” Actually, when it seemed she wasn’t going to sing at the Billboard Music Awards, Kesha performed the Dylan song with Ben Folds at his Los Angeles show on Wednesday.
As Gossip Cop has previously reported, Kesha and Dr. Luke are embroiled in ongoing litigation. The singer has accused him of verbally and sexually abused her. He has vehemently denied the allegations, and claims she has leveled the charges as a way to get out of her contract with Kemosabe Records. The Billboard Music Awards are slated for this Sunday, and Gossip Cop will have complete coverage.