Kesha Cancels College Concert Amid Dr. Luke Battle
Kesha has canceled a college concert that was slated to take place on Friday.
The pop star was scheduled to perform at Loyola University in Chicago for the school’s annual Colossus event. The singer notified the college on Wednesday, pulling out just two days before the show. The decision, of course, comes as she remains locked in a legal battle with Dr. Luke.
Loyola says in a statement, “The Department of Programming ((dop)) has been notified that Kesha will no longer be able to perform at Loyola’s annual Colossus weekend due to personal reasons. Kesha has expressed her disappointment in having to cancel, but she feels that this is the best decision for her at this time. We respect her decision and wish her well.”
The school is offering refunds for ticketholders, and has assured students, faculty, and alumni that Nick Offerman will still be performing on Saturday as planned. Kesha has not commented on the cancellation. She has only made sporadic appearances since filing a bombshell lawsuit in the fall of 2014 that accused Dr. Luke of physical and sexual abuse.
While he has filed a countersuit alleging extortion, a judge last week dismissed Kesha’s request to be let her out of their recording contract. On Wednesday afternoon, the singer posted a lengthy message on Facebook insisting her case is not about the record deal, but “being free from my abuser.” Fans are expected to hold a “Free Kesha” protest outside Sony Music in New York City on Friday morning. Gossip Cop will continue have updates.