ABC News, AP

Why Dr. Luke Blocked Kesha From Performing at the Billboard Music Awards

May 17, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Kesha will be prevented from performing at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards after Dr. Luke’s record label Kemosabe Records rescinded its approval for the performance, ABC News reports.

“Dr. Luke and Kesha have been at war since she accused of him of drugging, sexually abusing and emotionally tormenting her,” the report notes. “She is signed to his record label and they co-wrote many of her hits together, including ‘Tik Tok’ and ‘We R Who We R.'”

Kemosabe had reportedly signed off on the performance, but dick clark productions, which is putting on the event, said in a statement today that the label “rescinded its approval following a media report on Wednesday May 11th.”

The reference is apparently to a report in the New York Daily News that said Kesha planned to bring up her issues with Dr. Luke during her performance.

Executive producer Mark Bracco told the AP the performance still might happen. He’s quoted saying: “Honestly it would be really disappointing if she can’t be [there]. What was being planned would be a great moment and a great performance and a great song, and we hope that they can work it out because we’d really like for her to be on the show Sunday night and really show herself as the great musical artist that she is.”

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