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Dr. Luke's Label Says Never Mind, Kesha Can Perform at the Billboard Awards

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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.


Reports from last week suggested Kesha would perform a set referencing her lawsuit against Dr. Luke at the show. Kesha later said that was never the case and that her plan was to cover Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe,” which she did last night during a show with Ben Folds.


Kemosabe Records wrote in a convoluted statement on Thursday, one that’s indicative of the headache Kesha is dealing with as a result of her lawsuit: “Now that Kemosabe has obtained assurances, that it is relying upon, from Kesha, her representatives and Dick Clark Productions that neither Kesha nor her supporters will use the performance as such a platform, the approval has been restored.”

UPDATE: Dick Clark Productions confirmed Kesha’s performance in a statement to Billboard that reads: “We are pleased that Kesha and Kemosabe Records have reached an agreement and very much look forward to having Kesha perform on the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday night on ABC.”

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Culture Editor, Jezebel

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“Now that my refusal has gone public and created a backlash, I guess I have to let her perform.”

...Is what he really means.