Why, you may ask? Because she has a contract with them.
But you see, that is not all. She was violently abusedby her producer, Dr. Luke. He drugged her; he sexuallyassaulted her; he emotionally abused her. And now? He has complete and total power over her career.
She is not legally allowed to produce new music in an environment in which she feels safe. That is just WRONG. HOW IS THAT OK?? THAT IS SO NOT OK!!
There needs to be more talk in feminist circles about Kesha - her battle for creative freedom in a safe environment is so relatable for so many women in abusive relationships. But she will not back down.
It’s been over three years since we last got a full length album from Kesha. Warrior was my favorite album released in 2012. Unfortunately, today Kesha lost her case against the rapist Dr. Luke. The case’s initial goal was to allow Kesha to make music without Dr. Luke. Sony has suggested that she stays under her current contract without having to work with producer Dr. Luke. Kesha’s lawyer made it clear that it is a bad idea because she will still have to pay him because she is under his label and the deal might result in lack of promotion for Kesha’s future music.
No one should be forced to work with their rapist. This is not the end. Animals, we’re ready to keep fighting. After all, “we were born to break the doors down, fight until the end”. Good will always win.
This isn’t the first time Dr. Luke has been blamed for disgusting acts of cruelty. Other female singers who struggled with him include Charli XCX, Becky G, Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, P!nk, Bonnie McKee, and Sky Ferreira.
Many celebrities showed their support by tweeting about the issue by using the hashtag #FreeKesha, some of the celebrities that show their support are Lily Allen, Bea Miller, Lorde, Alessia Cara, Ryn Weaver, Halsey, and Zara Larsson.
PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY CONTINUING TO TWEET #FREEKESHA. WE’LL NEVER BE SILENCED, JUSTICE MUST BE SERVED.