Kesha will perform at 2016 Billboard Music Awards after Dr. Luke's label restores permission
Good news -- Kesha will be performing at this Sunday's Billboard Music Awards after all.
Dr. Luke's record label, Kemosabe, released the following statement on Thursday (May 19). "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. 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."
On Tuesday (May 17), dick clark productions released a statement saying Kesha was, as of that time, unable to perform on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards after Kemosabe rescinded its permission.
Kesha took to Instagram shortly thereafter to explain her BBMAs performance wasn't intended as a statement on her legal dispute with Dr. Luke, as previously rumored. Instead, she intended to cover Bob Dylan, one of her favorite songwriters. On Wednesday (May 18), Kesha performed a cover of Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" on stage with Ben Folds in Los Angeles.