Dr. Luke has officially given the greenlight to Kesha’s Billboard Music Awards performance after it was previously cut out of concern that she would use the platform to discuss the lawsuit and abuse allegations she’s brought against him.
“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,” Dr. Luke’s record label Kemosabe said in a statement on Thursday.
“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, who signed to Kemosabe at age 18, accused the music producer of sexual, physical, verbal and emotional abuse over a span of ten years in October 2014. Kesha filed a lawsuit seeking to break her contract with the label, but lost after a New York judge denied a court injunction that would have allowed Kesha to record new music outside of the label.
She received an outpouring of support from fans and celebrities including Lady Gaga, Adele, Zedd, Bea Miller and others. In April, Kesha made a surprise appearance at the end of Zedd’s Coachella set where she performed “True Colors.” The two would later go on to release a studio version of the song.
Kesha attended the Humane Society of the United States gala in early May, where she gave an emotional performance of Lady Gaga’s “Till It Happens To You” on stage with Diane Warren.
The Billboard Music Awards will take place on Sunday.