Kesha Opens Up About Her Canceled Billboard Music Awards Performance

Mike Wass | May 17, 2016 8:13 pm
Kesha & Zedd's "True Colors"
Kesha's first new material in three years has finally arrived with "True Colors."

Dick Clark Productions released a statement earlier today (May 17) announcing that Kesha’s scheduled performance at the Billboard Music Awards has been canceled by Dr. Luke and his label, Kemosabe Records. There were rumors that the pop star would be addressing her legal battle against the producer in the performance, which probably played a part in it being canceled. However, the 29-year-old vehemently denies that in a lengthy Instagram post.

“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 told fans. “I’m very sad and sorry to say I won’t be allowed to do this. 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,” she continues. “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.” Read her full statement below.

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