Published: Mon, May 23, 2016
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Kesha Will Be Performing At The 2016 Billboard Music Awards After All

"And how can one person OWN another' persons right to sing?" she asked, later calling on other performers to boycott the awards show.

"Kesha's performance on the Billboard Music Awards was always approved, in good faith", the statement said. The performance was being permitted by Kesha's record label, Kemosabe Records; Kemosabe is controlled by Dr. Luke, the producer Kesha is now fighting in court. The label had chosen to reverse an earlier decision barring the artist from performing in fear of her highlighting an ongoing lawsuit between the 2 parties as reported by TMZ but denied by Kesha. The singer took to Instagram afterward to thank Folds for his support, then again on Thursday afternoon after the restoration of her performance by Kemosabe.

The 29-year-old singer had meant to give a performance of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" at the upcoming ceremony but was forced to pull out of the music extravaganza, which takes place on May 22, after Dr. Luke's label Kemosabe records "rescinded its approval" for her to take to the stage following concerns she'd speak out about their legal battle. Kesha, who has steadily returned in music after months of silence, explained via Instagram that she was meant to sing the Dylan cover at the awards show.

Before her scheduled performance was cancelled, Kesha had chosen to perform on Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe".

Kesha's mother Pebe also had a few things to say and is now urging fans to boycott the award show. Folds and his orchestra joined Kesha in song for the cover of "It Ain't Me Babe", proving the singer shines no matter what stage she's on.

It would be nice, but if we've learned anything from this whole ordeal, it's that the music industry is a very complicated, often selfish world to exist in.

"Kesha and I were friends for many years and she was like my little sister", he wrote on Twitter in February.

Kesha has made sex abuse allegations against her producer Dr. Luke, whose attorney has replied saying her claims had no basis. "And lastly, thanks for cleaning my wine glass with your old man panties".

After the singer was scheduled to perform at this Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, her appearance was abruptly cancelled by her label, founded by Dr. Luke, whom she alleges sexually assaulted her and sued in order to be freed from her contract.

Kesha, 29, will perform Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe".

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