Kesha was approved and ready to perform at the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday in Las Vegas, but sadly, it is no longer happening.
Dr. Luke (real name Lukasz Gottwald), the producer who still cannot exit out of her contract despite taking him to court on rape allegations, has decided that the singer won’t be performing.
Kesha was rumoured to have a ‘statement performance’ about Dr. Luke and her court case with Sony in the works for the awards show. According to TMZ, the performance would include ‘direct references’ to her ongoing legal battles with the producer and his company Kemosabe Records, and “might even include images of him”.
Dick Clark Productions gave a statement to Mashable:
“Kesha accepted an invitation to perform on the show and she received written approval from Dr. Luke’s record label, Kemosabe Records.Kemosabe subsequently rescinded its approval following a media report on Wednesday May 11 regarding Kesha’s appearance on the BBMAs.Unfortunately, Kesha and Kemosabe have since been unable to come to an agreement for Kesha to perform on the show.”
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