Kesha’s Mom and Lady Gaga Defend Singer After Her Billboard Music Awards Performance is Canceled

Days ahead of the Billboard Music Awards, Lady Gaga and Kesha‘s mother Pebe Sebert have come to the singer’s defense on Twitter after finding out that her ongoing legal battle with producer Dr. Luke and his record label Kemosabe Records has barred her from taking the stage.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday night, Sebert condemned the legal system for violating Kesha’s constitutional rights by forcing her to gain permission from Luke in order to perform at the awards show.

“Does Kesha have the right to pursue her happiness? Or did they only mean that for rich men? Do you think that there is one male singer who could ever be ‘not allowed to sing’ on the Billboard Awards by another man??” she wrote on Twitter. “How much more public abuse does my daughter have to take before someone says ‘Enough is enough!'”

So are Keshas constitutional rights being violated now, judge Lady?Does every adult woman need a mans permission to do what she loves?

— keshas mom (@grannywrapper) May 18, 2016

Does Kesha have the right to pursue her happiness? Or did they only mean that for rich men?

— keshas mom (@grannywrapper) May 18, 2016

Do you think that there is one male singer who could ever be “not allowed to sing ” on the Billboard Awards by another man???

— keshas mom (@grannywrapper) May 18, 2016

How much more public abuse does my daughter have to take before someone says ” Enough is enough”!

— keshas mom (@grannywrapper) May 18, 2016

Sebert added: “In an office, all the boss has to do is touch a woman’s butt or breast and that’s sexual harassment!! So what is this and where’s the police. Just goes to show you that money can buy anything including legal rulings … Wouldn’t it be nice if other artists stood with Kesha and refused to preform (sic) if she is not allowed to sing!”

Kesha is currently embroiled in a legal battle with her former producer, whom she claims sexually abused her for years. Dr. Luke has continually denied her allegations, and a New York court dismissed most of the charges in her case against him.

Lady Gaga also offered her opinion on the matter Wednesday, tweeting, “Isn’t it strange that it’s legal to own a woman this way? Listen Ursula, we want her voice back. #freeKesha.”

In an office, all the boss has to do is touch a woman’s butt or breast and that’s sexual harassment!! So what is this and where’s the police

— keshas mom (@grannywrapper) May 18, 2016

Just goes to show you that money can buy anything including legal rulings

— keshas mom (@grannywrapper) May 18, 2016

And how can one person OWN another persons right to sing?

Song is prayer. So can Kesha pray without permission? Where’s the line judge lady?

— keshas mom (@grannywrapper) May 18, 2016

Wouldn’t it be nice if other artists stood with Kesha and refused to preform if she is not allowed to sing!

— keshas mom (@grannywrapper) May 18, 2016

On Tuesday, PEOPLE reported the singer wrote a letter to Luke on Monday saying that “the performance wasn’t about him at all.” A source told PEOPLE that “he had a full day to consider, but still wouldn’t allow her to perform.”

However, a separate source denied that the statement was ever written and called the letter “an urban myth.”

Are KEMOSABE’s actions today the actions of a record label that is trying to promote the success of their artist ?

— keshas mom (@grannywrapper) May 18, 2016

Wouldn’t any record company fight to have their artist have the exposure to millions? Only if they wanted their artist to succeed !

— keshas mom (@grannywrapper) May 18, 2016

My daughters record company wants her to fail and be broke from them dragging her through court for as long as they can

— keshas mom (@grannywrapper) May 18, 2016

Way to go American legal system!

— keshas mom (@grannywrapper) May 18, 2016

According to Dick Clark productions, “Kesha accepted an invitation to perform on the show and she received written approval from Dr. Luke’s record label, Kemosabe Records,” the production company told PEOPLE in a statement.

“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.”

Is the truth still the truth even if your lawyer made mistakes and did it all wrong?

Or is justice based on what lawyer you can afford?

— keshas mom (@grannywrapper) May 18, 2016

Isn’t it strange that it’s legal to own a woman this way? Listen Ursula, we want her voice back. #freeKeshahttps://t.co/rifG9nWRWw

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 19, 2016

Kesha has said that she was “very excited” about her tribute to Bob Dylan and had planned to perform a cover of “It Ain’t Me, Babe.”

“I just wanted to make clear that this performance was about me honoring one of my favorite songwriters of all time and has never had anything to do with Dr. Luke,” she wrote on Instagram. “I was never going to use a picture of him, speak of him or allude to my legal situation in any way.”

The singer is currently embroiled in a legal battle with her former producer, whom she claims sexually abused her for years. Dr. Luke has continually denied her allegations, and a New York court dismissed most of the charges in her case against him.

The Billboard Music Awards airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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