Good news! Kesha will take the stage at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 22 after all. Dr. Luke and his Sony Music label Kemosabe Records have “restored” approval for the performance after allegedly canceling it earlier this week, according to a statement issued Thursday.
Statement from Dr. Luke’s record label Kemosabe. pic.twitter.com/fr4Ut1d8WP
— Claudia Rosenbaum (@CJRosenbaum) May 19, 2016
“Kesha’s performance on the Billboard Music Awards was always approved, in good faith. Approval was only suspended when Kemosabe learned Kesha was to use the performance as a platform to discuss the litigation [against Dr. Luke],” the statement reads.
“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,” she wrote on Instagram. “I was never going to use a picture of him, speak of him or allude to my legal situation in any way.”