After Kemosabe Records denied Kesha the chance to perform at this Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, the singer took to Instagram to share details about the song she had hoped to play. "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 wrote. "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."
Ben Folds invited Kesha on stage last night at a show in in L.A., and the two played Dylan's 1964 classic together with the band yMusic. After the performance, Kesha thanked "dear Mr. Ben Folds" on Instagram. "Thanks for letting me play a Bob Dylan cover with you," she wrote. "Thanks for being a good friend in this scary business... ur an A class gentleman. Love you fucker." Read the full note and watch additional footage from the performance below.
dear Mr. ben folds, thank u for tonight. thanks for letting me share your stage, your band, your audience, your humor, your songs. thanks for believing in me. thanks for being a positive and encouraging human in my life. thanks for ur records that got me through high school. thanks for being a genius composer. thanks for being nice when we work together. thanks for letting me play a Bob Dylan cover with you. thanKs for being a good friend in this scary business. and lastly. thanks for cleaning my wine glass with ur old man panties. ur an A class gentleman. love you fucker❤️@murkanpianist