Kesha was set to perform at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.
However, that's not going to happen following a dispute with her label, Dr. Luke's Kemosabe Records. The blonde pop star "accepted an invitation to perform on the show and she received written approval from Dr. Luke's record label, Kemosabe Records,” Dick Clark productions admitted in a formal statement.
Apparently the singer planned to reference her ongoing legal battle at the show. And that allegedly didn’t sit right with her label. “Kemosabe subsequently rescinded its approval following a media report on Wednesday May 11 regarding Kesha’s appearance on the BBMAs.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.”
The Tik Tok singer took to Instagram to shut down those reports by letting fans know she was planning to perform Bob Dylan's It Ain't Me Babe without any reference to Dr. Luke. While the production company stated they were hoping Kesha and Kemosabe would come to an agreement prior to the show, Kesha insists that she's “very sad and sorry to say I won't be allowed to [perform].”
Sad faces all round. 😔😔😔