Kemosabe Gives Kesha Permission To Perform At Billboard Music Awards

Kesha [RCA Press Photo]

Last week, rumors broke that Kesha was scheduled to perform at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

Earlier this week, dick clark productions noted that while Kesha had been slated to perform, approval for the performance was revoked by Dr. Luke and label Kemosabe Records.

The approval was revoked amid reports that Kesha was planning to make a “statement” about her legal battle during the performance.

Thursday, the label restored its approval.

The label says it agreed to approve the performance after obtaining “assurances” that “Kesha and her supporters” will not use the platform to discuss the case.

“Kesha’s performance on the Billboard Music Awards was always approved, in good faith,” says Kemosabe’s statement, which was issued to the Associated Press. “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.”

Neither dick clark productions nor Billboard has commented on the statement or confirmed that Kesha will, in fact, be performing.

At the time word of her performance broke last week, she was planning to sing Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe.”

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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