- Sony congratulated Kesha for her performance at Sunday night’s Grammys.
- Fans are furious at the record label, which is involved in ongoing litigation with the artist.
- Kesha accused Dr. Luke, her producer at Sony, for sexual abuse.
Sony is experiencing a backlash after congratulating one of its own musicians, Kesha, for her powerful performance at the Grammys Sunday night.
People are accusing the label of being complicit in stalling Kesha’s career after she accused her producer, Dr. Luke, of sexual assault.
Kesha performed the song “Praying,” which was released after a lengthy period of time where she released little music, partially because she was engaged in a legal battle with Dr. Luke over allegations of sexual assault, physical abuse, and emotional abuse. Dr. Luke runs Kemosabe Records, a subsidiary of Sony’s music label, and has Kesha signed on to a contract.
The legal battle between Dr. Luke and Kesha are still ongoing, but Kesha managed to release her album “Rainbows” last year and perform her single “Praying” at Sunday night’s Grammy awards.
— Sony Music Global (@SonyMusicGlobal) January 29, 2018
Still, fans are upset with Sony.
wait didn’t you guys play some role in tormenting kesha, like a big one https://t.co/fz709F1eCl
— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) January 29, 2018
You motherfuckers literally protected her rapist for years. https://t.co/cL8M3msCGE
— Jaclyn Friedman❄️ (@jaclynf) January 29, 2018
…. Tweeting about kesha, when Sony was complicit in the same struggle she was singing about. pic.twitter.com/qtwOBhUvtf
— Sarah Liz (@sarahhliz) January 29, 2018
Now hold up. You counter-sued when she spoke out about her abuse and FORCED her to stay in a contact with her abuser. Fuck you, @SonyMusicGlobal. YOU are the problem.
— Joe (@ThatJoeHalpin) January 29, 2018
A representative for Sony Music didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.
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