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Kesha can perform at Billboard Music Awards

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Kesha can perform at Billboard Music Awards

Kesha will be allowed to perform at the Billboard Music Awards.

The 29-year-old singer's appearance at the ceremony was axed earlier this week when Dr. Luke's Kemosabe label - which she was prevented from leaving earlier this year despite her allegations she was abused by the producer - withdrew their permission for her to sing there amid concerns she would reference their high-profile dispute, but the company have now "restored approval" after gaining "reassurance" there will be no mention of the court battle.

A statement from Kemosabe read: "Kesha's performance on the Billboard Music Awards was always approved, in good faith.

"Approval was only suspended when Kemosabe learned Kesha was to use the performance as a platform to discuss the litigation. Now that Kemosabe has obtained assurances, that it is relying upon, from Kesha, her representatives and Dick Clark Productions that neither Kesha nor her supporters will use the performance as such a platform, the approval has been restored."

The 'Tik Tok' singer previously insisted her planned performance of Bob Dylan's 'It Ain't You Babe' at the ceremony, which takes place on May 22, had nothing to do with her dispute with Luke, who has denied all the allegations against him.

She said: "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. (sic)"