Kemosabe rescinded their permission for Kesha to perform at the awards
Alexandra Pollard

10:12 19th May 2016

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Kesha's mother has spoken out after Dr. Luke's label rescinded its approval for the singer to perform at this year's Billboard Music Awards.

As previously reported, Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke back in 2014, claiming that he had sexually and emotionally abused her over the course of a decade, and asking to be released from the contract that tied her to him for several more albums.

In March, a judge ruled that she could not be released from her contract, and is still obliged to record four more albums under Dr. Luke's label.

This has put a halt on Kesha's career - though the singer was due to make a rare appearance at the forthcoming Billboard Music Awards, where she was to cover Bob Dylan's 'It Ain't Me Babe'. However, Dr. Luke's label, Kemosabe, controversially rescinded their approval and she was forced to pull out. 

Now, Kesha's mother has taken to Twitter to voice her disgust at Dr. Luke's actions. "So are Kesha's constitutional rights being violated now, judge Lady?" she asked, directed at the judge who made the aforementioned ruling in March. "Does every adult woman need a man's permission to do what she loves?"

Lady Gaga, meanwhile, has echoed these views. "Isn't it strange that it's legal to own a woman this way?" she said on Twitter. "Listen Ursula, we watn her voice back. #freeKesha."

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