Kesha No Longer On List Of Award Show Performers
May 18, 2016 at 7:50 AM (PT)
KESHA, who was set to perform at SUNDAY’s BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS, is no longer part of the show. YAHOO reports, "the singer accepted an invitation to sing during the broadcast and received written approval from DR. LUKE’s record label, SONY-owned KEMOSABE RECORDS. However, KEMOSABE later rescinded that permission."
There were reports that KESHA planned to take swipes at DR. LUKE during her performance.
DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS released a statement, "In 2014, KESHA, 29, accused DR. LUKE of being physically, emotionally and sexually abusive toward her and, as a result, sought to be released from her contract with SONY. The producer, whose given name is LUKASZ GOTTWALD, has denied all allegations of wrongdoing. Earlier this year, a judge ruled against the singer, saying that she could record with people other than DR. LUKE. She appealed, though that appeal was denied."