Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records has reinstated approval of Kesha’s performance at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards after previously rescinding approval just two days ago. The pop singer, who is embattled in a legal case with the mega producer regarding alleged sexual assault, had planned on performing what she later revealed to be a tribute to Bob Dylan, which she ultimately ended up singing with Ben Folds at his recent L.A. concert. But it seems that Dr. Luke has reversed course on his decision and will allow her to perform at the award show. His label released the following statement:
“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.”
Now that Kesha is back on the bill, she will rejoin Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony with Ty Dolla Sign, Britney Spears, DNCE, and many more including Madonna’s tribute to Prince. The Billboard Music Awards air Sunday, May 22, at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.