Kesha’s Mom Blasts Sony After Dr. Luke Cancels Singer’s Billboard Music Awards Performance

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Kesha’s mom has a few heated words for Sony Music.

After the “Tik Tok” singer was barred by Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records from performing at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, Pebe Sebert took to her Twitter to slam Sony Music, who owns the record label, and the judge who denied to release Kesha from her contract with her alleged sexual abuser.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Kemosabe Records had rescinded their approval for Kesha to sing at the award show following rumors that she was going to make a “statement” at the ceremony. Kesha later denied claims that she was going to use that airtime to speak her mind about Dr. Luke on TV, explaining that she had only wanted to cover a Bob Dylan song as a tribute to the iconic musician.

“How can one person OWN another persons right to sing? Song is prayer. So can Kesha pray without permission?” Sebert mused on Wednesday (May 18, 2016). “Wouldn’t it be nice if other artists stood with Kesha and refused to preform if she is not allowed to sing!”

Sebert has been embroiled in a long feud with Dr. Luke after finding out that he had allegedly sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abused her daughter. The matriarch was sued by the producer in October 2014 for defamation and countersued Dr. Luke that December for emotional distress caused by seeing Kesha go through the ordeal. A judge dropped Dr. Luke’s lawsuit against Sebert this February.

According to Dick Clark Production, who is producing the Billboard Music Awards, that Kesha will not be performing at the ceremony on May 22 as the songstress and Kemosabe Records were “unable to come to an agreement for Kesha to perform on the show.”

“I was very excited to perform a tribute to Bob Dylan by singing a cover of “It ain’t me, babe” at the Billboard awards this year. I’m very sad and sorry to say I won’t be allowed to do this,” Kesha later wrote about the situation. “I just wanted to make very clear that this performance was about me honoring one of my favorite songwriters of all time and has never had anything at all to do with Dr. Luke. I was never going to use a picture of him, speak of him or allude to my legal situation in any way. I simply wanted to sing a song I love to honor an artist I have always looked up to.”