Kesha’s Billboard Music Awards Performance Is Back On
It appears Kesha‘s Billboard Music Awards performance is back on after Kemosabe Records released an official statement clarifying that their “approval” of her performance “has been restored.”
Quick primer on the controversy: Rumors emerged that Kesha was planning a protest performance aimed at Dr. Luke and addressing her ongoing legal battle with the producer. Upon hearing this, Dick Clark Productions revealed that Dr. Luke’s camp pulled the plug on her appearance. Kesha denied the accusations on Instagram, and last night (May 18) performed the Bob Dylan cover which she claims she had planned to do at the awards ceremony all along.
#FreeKesha supporters planned to boycott the BBMAs (which air May 22 at 8 p.m. ET) and Lady Gaga spoke out about the cancellation, but now everyone can stand down. She’ll get to perform the cover for a national audience after all, based on Kemosabe’s latest statement, which you can read in full below:
“Kesha’s performance on the Billboard Music Awards was always approved, in good faith. Approval was only suspended when Kemosabe learned Kesha was to use the performance as a platform to discuss the litigation. Now that Kemosabe has obtained assurances, that it is relying upon, from Kesha, her representatives and Dick Clark Productions that neither Kesha nor her supporters will use the performance as such a platform, the approval has been restored.”
This case has officially reached the point of being completely surreal.