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Fly News: Kesha Will Be Performing At BBMAs, Dr. Luke’s Label Grants Approval

Yesterday, we reported that Kesha was no longer allowed to perform at the Billboard Music Awards after Dr. Luke‘s label Kemosabe Records rescinded their approval. Well it looks like the label has come to their senses and is allowing the “Tik-Tok” singer to perform.

Kemosabe Records released an official statement regarding matter that states,

“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.”

Kesha responded to the news with the following post on Instagram.

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It’s great that Kesha’s label was willing to come to an agreement and allow the singer to perform even of it is a shame approval was rescinded in the first place. The BBMAs will be airing May 22, on ABC at 8 p.m. E.T.. Will you be tuning into the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday?

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Kesha No Longer Performing At Billboard Music Awards, Dr. Luke’s Label Rescinds Approval

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Kesha will no longer be performing at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards and it’s all thanks to Dr. Luke‘s label rescinded their approval.

Kemosabe Records had given Kesha written approval to perform at the BBMAs on May 22; but ultimately took back their approval on Tuesday after reports surfaced that Kesha planned on addressing Dr. Luke during her performance.

Dick Clark Productions in charge of the awards ceremony released this statement Tuesday via Billboard

“Kesha accepted an invitation to perform on the show and she received written approval from Dr. Luke’s record label, Kemosabe Records. Kemosabe subsequently rescinded its approval following a media report on Wednesday, May 11 regarding Kesha’s appearance on the BBMAs. Unfortunately, Kesha and Kemosabe have since been unable to come to an agreement for Kesha to perform on the show.”

Kesha took to Instagram to confirm that she was indeed no longer performing at the BBMAs.

“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.”

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It’s unfortunate that Kesha won’t get to do what is apparently clear is all she wants to do, and that is perform. It’s shameful that Dr. Luke and Kemosabe Records have fed into the rumors and rather protect their image than allow Kesha to partake in her art. Hopefully, Dr. Luke and the label reconsider prior to the BBMAs on Sunday. Keep your head up Kesha!


SFPL Music: Jennifer Lopez ‘Ain’t Your Mama’ In New Single

Jenny from the block may be bidding farewell to her chair as a judge on American Idol, but she’s back with new music. Her latest single “Ain’t Your Mama” is sure to become this summer’s feminist anthem.

In the track, J. Lo puts a man-child in his place letting him know that contrary to what he believes she isn’t his mama so he shouldn’t be expecting her to do any cooking or to take care of his delicates. Of course, the songs production features latin influences and is sure to have all the ladies shaking their hips in the club.

“Ain’t Your Mama” was produced by Dr. Luke (which really makes us want to hate it) and written by Meghan Trainor and Jacob Kashner.

You can listen to the brand new song below. Lopez will debut “Ain’t Your Mama” tonight on the series finale of American Idol.

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From working on chart-topping hits for artists like: Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Becky G., Fergie, Usher, Jamie Fox, Mila J., Fifth Harmony, Juicy J, Drake and more — R. City steps back into the light with more of their personal music. Today, the duo chimes-in with a new visual to the official hit single “Locked Away” featuring Maroon 5 and The Voice‘s Adam Levine.

The St. Thomas natives will be dropping a new EP later this summer via Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records/RCA Records.

Recently, SFPL spoke to the fellas about their new music:

As far as music, expect the complete unexpected. We have been putting in time and dedication for years and shaping our sound to make it one-of-a-kind. We have finally figured it out and our music sounds like nothing else that is not out there right now. If you heard the first single, we want people to know that there are many different styles that make up Rock City, but its nothing confusing. We have a hip-hop fused with caribbean culture sound and that includes everything from the rapping point and the melodic point. The people are going to be really excited about our new collaborations coming up so the fans have to stay tuned!





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New Music: R. City feat. Adam Levine – “Locked Away”

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R. City has recruited Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter and Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine for their new single, “Locked Away”. The reggae-tinged single is produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut for Prescription Songs.

While you may not be super familiar with R. City, you have definitely sang a few of their songs as the talented songwriters have written tracks for a variety of artists including Miley Cyrus (“We Can’t Stop”), Nicki Minaj (“Only”), Rihanna (“Pour It Up”), Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and most recently Ciara’s “I Bet”! This is only the half of what these fellas have done to this date in the music industry.

Check out the dope track below:


Fly Music: Nicki Minaj – ‘Pills N Potions’


Nicki Minaj drops yet another heartfelt anthem entitled “Pill N Potions”, which is the first official single from her upcoming album ‘The Pink Print.’ The track was produced by Dr. Luke and co-written by Ester Dean. Check it out below…