Kesha “It Ain’t Me, Babe” Billboard Music Awards Video – Watch BBMAs Performance!
Kesha performed “It Ain’t Me, Babe” at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. Watch below!
Kesha’s journey to the BBMAs stage at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was not an easy one. It was first announced earlier this month that she would be among this year’s performers, after which a report claimed she planned to use the performance to make a “statement” about her ongoing legal battle with Dr. Luke. After that allegation surfaced, Dr. Luke’s record label Kemosabe rescinded its approval of Kesha’s participation in the awards show.
The cancellation, just days before the ceremony, prompted Kesha to post her disappointment on Instagram, where she insisted the claims about her intended performance were untrue. It was then that the singer said she was actually planning to cover Bob Dylan. “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,” she wrote, as Gossip Cop reported at the time.
Kesha went on, “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.” Then, after additional assurances about her intentions, Dr. Luke and Kemosabe again reversed course and re-approved the performance.
In response, Kesha thanked her fans for taking to social media to encourage the performance. “Good work animals,” she tweeted on Friday. “Looks like our voices can be heard after all.” And on Saturday, Kesha admitted she was “nervous and excited.”
But thankfully, the performance, for which Kesha was joined by Ben Folds, seemed to go off without a hitch. Check out full video of “It Ain’t Me, Babe” at the BBMAs below!