Dr. Luke and his Kemosabe label have pulled the plug on Kesha’s scheduled performance at the 2016 Billboard Awards.
via The Wrap:
The singer was set to appear on the Billboard Music Awards airing May 22, and had written approval from the label to do so — until media reports hit she would reference her ongoing contract struggle and egregious sexual abuse claimsagainst Luke in her live performance, according to show helmers Dick Clark Productions.
“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 Kemosabe subsequently rescinded its approval following a media report on Wednesday, May 11th regarding Kesha’s appearance on the BBMAs,” a rep for Billboard Awards producer Dick Clark Productions told TheWrap.
“Unfortunately, Kesha and Kemosabe have since been unable to come to an agreement for Kesha to perform on the show. Dick Clark Productions has a long standing relationship with Kesha. We hope that the parties can come to an arrangement such that we can continue that long standing relationship with a performance by Kesha on the Billboard Music Awards stage on May 22,” the statement concluded.
See…this is exactly why she was trying to get out of her contract.