UPDATE: The production company handling the Billboard Awards, Dick Clark Productions, confirms to BreatheHeavy Kesha is performing:
“We are pleased that Kesha and Kemosabe Records have reached an agreement and very much look forward to having Kesha perform on the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday night on ABC.”
Kesha WILL perform at the Billboard Music Awards.
Dr. Luke blocked Kesha from performing at the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday after he bought into speculation it was a “statement” piece over their legal scandal. Kesha clarified later she planned to cover Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me, Babe,” and that it had nothing to do with Luke. “I’m very sad and sorry to say I won’t be allowed to do this,” she said. “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.” She ended up performing it Wednesday night at singer Ben Folds’ L.A. concert, but only because she was barred from Billboard.
A statement from Dr. Luke’s camp confirms Kesha will be able to perform on the condition she does not use the stage to promote her legal battle with Luke. It reads:
“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 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.”
Kesha needs approval from Dr. Luke to perform?