Kesha's fans rallied outside the Sony headquarters to urge Sony to help.
Kesha's fans delivered.
Earlier this week, the #FreeKesha movement grew in numbers when they announced plans to protest and deliver a combined 411,000 signatures on several petitions to Sony, urging the company to pressure Dr. Luke's imprint label to dissolve its contract with Kesha. "It is time for Sony to step up and show that they don't value money over the safety and well-being of a woman and artist," the event said. "They have the power to #FreeKesha by not renewing their contract with Dr. Luke and cutting ties with Kemosabe." Another petition read "Kesha is trapped. Kesha has been placed in a seriously messed up predicament: work for her abuser, or say goodbye to her career. No artist should be bound to work under these conditions. Tell Sony: Free Kesha now and stop enforcing 'rape contracts.'"
The rally began at 11 a.m. EST on Friday (March 11) outside the Sony Headquarters with 35 of her fans banding together and holding signs that read “People over profit,” “Drop Dr. Luke,” “Enough is enough,” “We want answers” and “What do we want? Free Kesha!”
Last month, Sony said it can't interfere with the contract between Kesha and Luke. "Sony is doing everything it can to support the artist in these circumstances, but is legally unable to terminate the contract to which it is not a party," they said. The Times clarified Kesha's recording contract with Luke is "through a separate deal with his production company, Kasz Money Inc."
See photos and videos from the rally below: