Kesha took the stage in Nashville recently, performing with a new band, Yeast Infection, despite a legal order banning her from recording any new material produced by anyone other than her former collaborator, Dr. Luke, E Online reports.
During the set, Kesha showed the audience a new side to her artistry. She appeared to be more subdued as she performed a more grungy version of her hit song, “Blow.” But she didn’t leave all of her signature Kesha behavior behind. There was glitter, but it was spread all over her arms. She also performed “Timber” and a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.”
The video of the performance was posted on Kesha’s Facebook page.
“HAPPY HOLLERDAYZ from Y E A S T I N F E C T I O N!!! I love all of my ANIMALS!!!” she wrote along with the video. “Thanks for all of the support this year!!!….Don’t worry NO ONE will ever shut me up.”
She also posted a clip from the set on her Instagram page.
“No matter what, no one will ever stop me from making noise. never let anyone take ur happiness,” she captioned the video. “That’s the only way they beat u.”
Kesha performed with the Yeast Infection, an all male band, at the Springwater Supper Club & Lounge in Nashville shortly before Christmas.
— E! Online (@eonline) December 27, 2015
Dr Luke and Kesha have been in a legal battle for over a year, a struggle that some record execs say could destroy her career.
Last year, she made allegations that Dr Luke repeatedly drugged and raped her. As this article on Billboard states, Kesha claims that Dr. Luke encouraged her to drop out of high school at 19 and pursue a msic career with him as her producer. In her lawsuit, Kesha states that she signed to Dr Luke’s music production company in 2005. Form that time on, her life and career was governed by a man who she claims enjoyed bragging about how he like to get girls drunk and having sex with them. In her lawsuit, Kesha also claims that Dr. Luke forced her to take drugs and then gave her “sober pills,” which Kesha says were actually a form of gamma-hydroxybutyrate, also known as the date rape drug.
The lawsuit details one occasion where Kesha, born Kesha Rose Sebert, took the “sober pills.”
“Ms. Sebert took the pills and woke up the following afternoon, naked in Dr. Luke’s bed, sore and sick, with no memory of how she got there,” the lawsuit states. “Ms. Sebert immediately called her mother and made a ‘fresh complaint,’ telling her that she was naked in Dr. Luke’s hotel room, she did not know where the clothes were, that Dr. Luke had raped her, and that she needed to go to the emergency room.”
Kesha also details how Dr. Luke threatened to destroy her and her family if he went public about what was happening to her. She also claims that he took control of her career, roping her into long-term, one sided contracts, which exploited her and her artistry for ten years. It effectively withheld Kesha from “any meaningful profit from her work due to Dr. Luke’s exploitation of her over the last decade,” her legal suit states.
The lawsuit was filed by Kesha’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, and it seeks to void all of Kesha’s contracts connected to Dr. Luke and to allow her to freely enter into and negotiate new recording agreements with record and publishing companies.
But Dr. Luke has countersued. In his suit, he claims that Kesha and her mother launched a campaign of “publishing outrageous and untrue statements about Dr. Luke to third parties, including scurrilous and false statements of purported physical and mental abuse of Kesha.”
In exactly a month, we’ll get to know what will happen to Kesha’s career. Will her injunction request be granted? pic.twitter.com/pq10xgnOcE
— KESHA FACTS (@musicnews_kesha) December 27, 2015
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