Kesha: Billboard Music Awards Performance Was NOT About Dr. Luke
It was alleged earlier this month that Kesha’s performance at the upcoming BBMAs would be a “statement” about her ongoing legal battle with Dr. Luke. As Gossip Cop has reported, she has alleged he sexually and verbally abused her, while he in turn has accused her of extortion. On Tuesday afternoon, TMZ claimed the performance had been nixed because Dr. Luke refused to sign off on what could be a TV appearance trashing him, and Dick Clark Productions later said his label had “rescinded” its permission.
Kesha took to Instagram on Tuesday night to give her side of the story. “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. I’m very sad and sorry to say I won’t be allowed to do this,” she wrote.
The singer went on, “I just wanted to make very clear that this performance was about me honoring one of my favorite songwriters of all time and has never had anything at all to do with Dr. Luke. I was never going to use a picture of him, speak of him or allude to my legal situation in any way. I simply wanted to sing a song I love to honor an artist I have always looked up to.”
“Thank u all for the continued support,” Kesha added. Dr. Luke has not commented on the situation. The Billboard Music Awards are set to take place this Sunday, and Gossip Cop will have full coverage.