Kaput! Ke$ha‘s performance at this Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards has been axed – it has been confirmed.
Dr. Luke‘s label, to who she is still signed (despite a very public legal battle) has opposed the showing – which was reportedly set to be a controversial reply to her current drama.
Dick Clark Productions, the producers of the show, released the following statement:
“Kesha accepted an invitation to perform on the show and she received written approval from Dr. Luke’s record label, Kemosabe Records. Kemosabe subsequently rescinded its approval following a media report on Wednesday May 11 regarding Kesha’s appearance on the BBMAs. Unfortunately, Kesha and Kemosabe have since been unable to come to an agreement for Kesha to perform on the show.
Dick Clark Productions has a long standing relationship with Kesha. We hope that the parties can come to an arrangement such that we can continue that long standing relationship with a performance by Kesha on the Billboard Music Awards stage on May 22nd.”
Given what the performance was set to be, it’s hardly surprising.
We’ll keep saying it, but the entire episode is all sorts of unfortunate.