AceShowbiz - Kesha (formerly stylized as Ke$ha) is grateful to have such supportive fans. The "TiK ToK" hitmaker appeared to credit her fans after Kim Petras declared that she's not "ashamed" of working together with Dr. Luke, whom Kesha accused of raping her in 2014.
On Monday, November 28, the 35-year-old singer turned to her Twitter account to show her gratitude to her fans for making hashtag #FreeKesha a trending topic on the platform. "Thank you," so she simply posted.
The drama began after Kim was called out by numerous Twitter users for her collaboration with Dr. Luke. The "Unholy" singer first tweeted, "get talented or good at anything then talk to me," which appeared to be a shade at her haters.
One user immediately criticized her, replying that she should stop defending Dr. Luke, whose real name is Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, as he has a lot of controversies in the music industry. Kim then defended her decision to work with him, writing, "500000 ppl work with him why y'all only coming at me. I have nothing to say or be ashamed of at all. go away."
Kim then deleted her responses but many online users were able to screenshot the tweets and repost them. After the post went viral, many called out the pop star and other musicians working with the producer, with one fan writing, "Pls stop supporting her and other artists working with luke." Another tweeted, "career hasn't even started and already needs to be cancelled."
Dr. Luke's controversy started when Kesha slapped him with a lawsuit in 2014. In it, she accused the embattled music producer, who has also worked with Katy Perry and Britney Spears, of emotional and physical abuse and claimed he drugged and raped her.
Dr. Luke went on to countersue Kesha, claiming she had breached her recording contract and concocted rape allegations in a bid to nullify the deal. Back in 2020, it was determined that Kesha defamed Dr. Luke by publishing a false statement when she texted Lady GaGa and suggested he had raped Katy. When giving her testimony in court, Katy stated that the rape incident never happened.
The judge, however, later had a change of heart. In July 2021, the judge ruled that Dr. Luke will have to prove by clear and convincing evidence actual malice on Kesha's part when and if the warring parties take their spat to court. Kesha will also be allowed to seek compensatory and punitive damages as well as attorneys' fees and costs, for the lengthy legal battle.