Hallelujah! The triumphant return of Kesha, 29, at the BBMAs is back on after Dr. Luke, 42, –a.k.a. Lukasz Gottwald — has approved her performance on the condition that she not talk about their ongoing legal battle and make that a big deal.
Kesha’s performance of Bob Dylan‘s “It ain’t me, babe” is officially on according to the BBMAs production company. “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,” Dick Clark Productions said in a statement May 19. Whew!
On May 17, the company revealed that she and Dr. Luke’s label Kemosabe Records had “been unable to come to an agreement for Kesha to perform on the show,” after reports surfaced that the singer was planning to make a “statement” during about her battle with Sony and Dr. Luke during her appearance.
“Kesha’s performance…was always approved, in good faith” and was “only suspended when Kemosabe learned Kesha was to use the performance as a platform to discuss the litigation,” a rep for Kemosabe told PEOPLE magazine in a statement.
The label said approval was granted after the singer, her reps and Dick Clark Productions assured them “that neither Kesha nor her supporters will use the performance as such a platform.”
Kesha for her part celebrated the good news via her Instagram with the quote, “You and I are more than friends, we’re like a small gang” and thanked her supporters who rallied behind her being allowed to perform on her first awards show in years.