2016 Billboard Music Awards: Kesha Triumphantly Returns with ‘It Ain’t Me, Babe’

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There’s no stopping a force like this.

Kesha made her first televised performance amid a legal battle with Sony and her former producer Dr. Luke at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. The singer covered Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me, Babe” with Ben Folds on piano, which was met with the night’s first standing ovation — a reaction of praise and relief following the original ban placed on her “statement performance” by Dr. Luke and his record label, Kemosabe Records, in fear that Kesha might use her platform to openly discuss her end of the litigation which claims that he sexually assaulted her.

Watch the performance below, and launch the gallery at the top of the page to view photos from the riveting show moment.