During her performance at a Democratic National Convention event in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Kesha took a moment to speak about her ongoing legal battle with her former longtime producer Dr. Luke, as well as spoke out against the dangers of lax gun control laws.
Kesha Rose Sebert, fully embodying the spirit of her beloved butt-rock, is taking her band the Creepies on tour this summer to gritty locales such as Dubuque, Atlantic City, the New York State Fairground in Syracuse, and various incarnations of the Mad Decent Block Party.
After a seemingly contentious back-and-forth as to whether Kesha would be allowed by Dr. Luke and Kemosabe Records to perform at the Billboard Awards, she got there after all—doing the song she said she’d perform all along, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me, Babe,” with Ben Folds. And she got a standing ovation for…
Kesha is now allowed to perform at the Billboard Awards, after Dr. Luke’s label, Kemosabe Records, initially approved and then later blocked her scheduled performance.
Kesha was reportedly set to make a major statement during the Billboard Music Awards, but Dr. Luke’s label blocked the performance from happening. Kesha’s mom is understandably irate.
Kesha’s hyped performance at the Billboard Music Awards on May 22—rumored to be a “statement performance” against her alleged sexual abuser Dr. Luke—might not happen after all. The producer (real name Lukasz Gottwald) has reportedly backtracked on a previous agreement and now refuses to let her perform original music.
Kesha is somewhere blue and beautiful celebrating her face and body with arty Instagram filters, which has naturally attracted people who like to make comments about celebrities’ faces and bodies.
In May 10 court filings, Dr. Luke (real name Lukasz Gottwald) has demanded to see the the medical records of Kesha, his former collaborator who alleges that Dr. Luke sexually abused her.
Kesha is scheduled to perform at the Billboard Music Awards in a couple weeks, in what’s being billed as a “statement performance” that will reference her current sexual abuse lawsuit against Dr. Luke.
Smell those roses, girl, you deserve this.
Though there was some good news for Kesha and her collaboration with producer Zedd, things are still not going well in court.
In an interview with Rolling Stone published this week, Grimes says she’s unsurprised about the Dr. Luke fiasco, as she’s personally experienced multiple cases of men trying to blackmail their way into sex.
Despite her ongoing legal battle with Sony, Kemosabe Records, and producer Dr. Luke, musician Kesha has reportedly been slated to appear at this year’s Coachella, scheduled for April 15-24 in Indio, California. It has not been confirmed whether or not she will sing.
Pope Francis, in his vague baby-step efforts to bring the Catholic church past Medieval Times, has issued the Amoris Laetitia, a 256-page missive that, according to The New York Times, “calls for priests to welcome single parents, gay people and unmarried straight couples who are living together.”
Dr. Luke’s label, Kemosabe Recordings, has spent today laying off employees, according to Pitchfork. A spokesperson told the publication in a statement: “Kemosabe Records and Sony elected to downsize certain departments. Some of those functions will be handled by Sony as part of their joint venture relationship.…
One fan theory about why Dr. Luke has been so petty about not letting Kesha out of her contract with him is that he hasn’t produced a genre-shifting hit in a couple of years, and that he’s now more inclined to follow than lead. (His last true smash, 2014's “Timber,” was by Pitbull featuring Kesha.)
Kesha’s efforts to avail herself from her contract with Sony and Dr. Luke, who she says sexually assaulted her, came to a halt Wednesday after a judge threw out her appeal to be freed from her contract by emergency injunction.