Due to issues between Kesha and her record label she may not be permitted to perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. She had plans to perform a song that makes a statement about Dr. Luke, the music producer at her record label based on controversy between the two. Though Kesha had originally been approved by her record label to perform at the show, they took back their approval because they couldn’t agree with Kesha on the terms of her performance. She has stated that her performance was going to be dedicated to Bob Dylan’s memory.
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. 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. thank u all for the continued support.
Kesha expressed her disappointment with canceled performance.