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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Kesha will not be performing on the Billboard Awards #HNNMusic

This Dr Luke issue has sidelined Ke$ha again.

Dick Clark Productions, which produces the annual pop spectacle in Las Vegas, released a statement Tuesday saying Dr. Luke’s label “rescinded its approval,” following last week’s announcement of her involvement.

“Kesha accepted an invitation to perform on the show and she received written approval from Dr. Luke's record label, Kemosabe Records,” the statement read. “Unfortunately, Kesha and Kemosabe have since been unable to come to an agreement for Kesha to perform on the show. Kemosabe subsequently rescinded its approval following a media report on Wednesday, May 11th regarding Kesha’s appearance on the BBMAs.”

No further details were provided. The Times has reached out to reps for both Luke and Kesha. Kesha, whose full name is Kesha Rose Sebert, is signed to Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records, an imprint of Sony Music.

The pop star jolted the music industry in 2014 when she hit her longtime partner and platinum producer with a suit, alleging a decade of sexual, physical and mental abuse.

With files from the LA Times

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