This is so shocking. Dr. Luke and his label, Kemosabe Records, have blocked Kesha from performing at the Billboard Music Awards on May 22. Get the scoop right here!
Kesha‘s battle with Dr. Luke is far from over. Following the dismissal of the singer’s lawsuit against Sony, as of May 17, Kesha is now being banned from performing at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. HollywoodLife.com has obtained a statement with all of the surprising details!
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A rep for Dick Clark Productions, which produces the awards show, tells HollywoodLife.com that Dr. Luke’s label, Kemosabe Records, has “been unable to come to an agreement for Kesha to perform on the show”. As TMZ reported, Kesha had been planning to make a “statement” during about her battle with Sony and Dr. Luke during the show. Here’s the full statement:
“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 Kemosabe subsequently rescinded its approval following a media report on Wednesday, May 11th regarding Kesha’s appearance on the BBMAs. 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 22nd.”
TMZ adds that originally, “Dr. Luke had signed off, but pulled the plug once he got wind of what Kesha was planning”. Well, we’re not surprised at that, but we are horrified that Kesha’s voice continues to be snuffed out by Dr. Luke and his label. Such a shame! Don’t worry, though. Kesha thinks it’s a “blessing in disguise.”
Be sure to check back at HollywoodLife.com this coming weekend for full Billboard Music Awards coverage!
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised that Kesha is being prevented from performing at the BBMAs this Sunday?