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Kesha Thanks Fans For Billboard Music Awards 2016 Performance Approval!

Kesha flashes a smile as she makes her way inside the Mr. Musichead Gallery on Thursday (May 19) in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old singer was joined by a gal pal and model/YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous as they attended Markus Klinko’s “Bowie Unseen” Exhibition Opening Celebration.

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That same day, Kesha was granted permission from Dr. Luke to perform at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards after originally being cancelled by the producer.

“Good work animals 💪🏻,” Kesha captioned with her Instagram post. “Looks like our voices can be heard after all.”


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Dr. Luke Gives Kesha Permission to Perform at Billboard Awards

Kesha has been given permission from Dr. Luke to perform at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

The 30-year-old singer was set to perform a Bob Dylan song at the awards show on Sunday night (May 22), but the producer decided to block her performance after it was rumored that she would use the platform to discuss their litigation.

Here is the statement released by Luke‘s record label Kemosabe Records: “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. 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.”

On Wednesday night, Kesha took the stage at a Ben Folds concert to give the performance she was set to perform at the awards show.

Kesha Performs Billboard Music Awards 2016 Performance at Ben Folds' Show - Watch Now!

Ben Folds invited Kesha to perform with him on Wednesday (May 18) at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles after their Billboard Music Awards performance was cancelled at the hands of Dr. Luke.

“dear Mr. ben folds, thank u for tonight. thanks for letting me share your stage, your band, your audience, your humor, your songs. thanks for believing in me. thanks for being a positive and encouraging human in my life. thanks for ur records that got me through high school. thanks for being a genius composer. thanks for being nice when we work together. thanks for letting me play a Bob Dylan cover with you. thanKs for being a good friend in this scary business. and lastly. thanks for cleaning my wine glass with ur old man panties. ur an A class gentleman. love you f*cker❤️@murkanpianist” Kesha wrote on Instagram.

Watch Kesha cover Bob Dylan‘s “It Ain’t Me Babe” below!

FYI: Kesha is wearing a Hemant & Nandita kaftan during her performance.

Kesha Responds to Dr Luke Rescinding Approval to Perform at Billboard Music Awards 2016

Kesha has responded after word broke that Dr. Luke‘s label had rescinded their approval of her 2016 Billboard Music Awards performance, which was scheduled to happen on Sunday (May 22).

“I was very excited to perform a tribute to Bob Dylan by singing a cover of “It ain’t me, babe” at the Billboard awards this year. I’m very sad and sorry to say I won’t be allowed to do this. I just wanted to make very clear that this performance was about me honoring one of my favorite songwriters of all time and has never had anything at all to do with Dr. Luke. I was never going to use a picture of him, speak of him or allude to my legal situation in any way. I simply wanted to sing a song I love to honor an artist I have always looked up to. thank u all for the continued support,” the 29-year-old entertainer posted on Instagram.

Read the statement from Dick Clark productions about the rescinded approval.

Kesha No Longer Performing at Billboard Music Awards 2016, Dr Luke's Label Rescinds Approval

After reports Kesha would be performing at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 22), Dr. Luke‘s label Kemosabe will no longer allow her to take the stage.

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 said in a statement (via Billboard).

Kesha has been in an ongoing battle with Dr. Luke to be freed from her Sony contract. Kesha has accused Dr. Luke of sexual abuse, but the courts have been siding with Sony.

Kesha Fires Back at Critics: 'I Have Decided to Take My Life Back'

Kesha is firing back at the critics on her social media in a series of photos.

“I have been battling depression and an eating disorder for a while now. my career is in a strange place and it feels like I’m fighting an uphill fight some days. but I have decided to take my life back. my freedom. my happiness. my voice. my worth. I will not just f*cking be quiet and hide. today I will say f-ck it and live. So F-CK it. today I’m making that choice. AND IM HAPPY AS A DAMN CLAM. and also a big ol f-ck u if u wanna hate on my body. just remember that makes u look like a dickhead” Kesha wrote on her Instagram account.

See Kesha’s Instagram photo shoot from today… More Here! »

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Kesha Performs Lady Gaga's 'Til It Happens To You,' Gaga Responds on Twitter

Kesha performed Lady Gaga‘s emotionally charged song “Til It Happens to You” on Saturday evening (May 7) at The Humane Society of the United States’ to the Rescue Gala in Hollywood.

After Kesha‘s full performance of the song debuted online, Lady Gaga took to Twitter to praise her friend, who has been battling Sony to release her from her contract with Dr. Luke after allegations of sexual assault.

“Killed it @KeshaRose. I could feel your pain. Girl these boys won’t be in charge forever. The wisdom of women is rising. Let’s get louder,” Lady Gaga tweeted.

Watch Kesha‘s entire performance below…

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