The ongoing tussle between singer Kesha and producer Dr. Luke took a turn today when Dr. Luke’s company, Kemosabe Records, gave the go-ahead for Kesha to perform at this Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, which will be televised live by ABC.
Billboard reports that Kesha, who has been involved in a nasty legal battle with Dr. Luke, is expected to perform Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe” as a tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter. Kesha has called Dylan “one of my favorite songwriters of all time.”
Kemosabe released a statement today saying: “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.”
Kesha provided a preview Wednesday night when she took the stage during an appearance by Ben Folds and sang “It Ain’t Me Babe.” Here it is …