It has been confirmed that Kesha will be performing at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 22. The announcement comes after an initial statement by Kemosabe Records that they would not approve the “Cannibal” singer to perform at the ceremony.
Dick Clark Productions made the announcement, following a rescinded statement originally allowing Kesha to perform at the show.
“Kesha was always approved for her to perform at the Billboard Music Awards,” a representative from Kemosabe told members of the media. “The performance was suspended after the label was told that Kesha would use the performance as an opportunity to discuss the pending litigation between herself and producer Dr. Luke.”
Kesha took to social media to argue that it was never her intent to discuss the pending lawsuit during the performance or while at the ceremony.
“We have been reassured by Kesha and her representatives that she will not use the Billboard Music Awards performance as a means to promote her lawsuit, so approval to perform was restored,” Kemosabe representatives said.
Kesha filed a lawsuit against Lukasz Gottwald and Kemosabe Records in 2014. According to the suit, Gottwald, better known as Dr. Luke, committed acts of abuse and sexual violence against the “Tik Tok” singer. Kesha asked that Kemosabe release her from her contract with the label, but a judge dismissed the suit in April 2016.
The singer has said that she will perform a Bob Dylan cover song at the Billboard Music Awards.