Dr. Luke’s Label Reportedly Preventing Kesha From Performing At Billboard Music Awards

Update: Kesha updates her fans on the cancellation.

May 17, 2016

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Last week, news broke that Kesha was planning a "statement performance" at the Billboard Music Awards. According to TMZ, "she's planning to make direct references to her ongoing legal battle with Dr. Luke ... and might even include images of him."

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Today Billboard reports that this performance is now unlikely to take place due objections from Dr. Luke's Kemosabe records. According to a statement from 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 Kemosabe subsequently rescinded its approval following a media report on Wednesday May 11 regarding Kesha’s appearance on the BBMAs.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."

Representative for Kesha and Sony were not immediately available for comment. The BBMAs take place this Sunday.

Dr. Luke’s Label Reportedly Preventing Kesha From Performing At Billboard Music Awards