Help is at hand for Kesha after the popstar lost a legal battle with her record label.
A judge last week denied a motion to release Kesha from her contract with Sony Music, whom she alleges pressured her to continue working with top producer Dr. Luke, despite allegations that he’d been mentally and sexually abusing her since she was 18-years-old.
But along with a monsoon of support from her fans, peers and activists on social media, Kesha has just received a few offers from fellow big-name musicians to record and “leak” some tracks as a big FUCK YOU to Sony, whom Kesha also alleges have insinuated that any music she chooses to create sans Dr. Luke will not be promoted by the label (and thus be fairly detrimental to her career).
Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips has taken to Instagram with a surprise offer to leak a song off an old collaborative LP that Kesha had worked on with the band, but which got mysteriously shelved in 2013 – the year before Kesha filed her first civil suit against Dr. Luke.
“I will see if Kesha will let us leak the Lip$ha stuff… fuck.. at least ONE song,” the frontman wrote. “I jus [sic] don’t want her to have any MORE troubles because of it.”
While Jack Antonoff from Fun has tweeted Kesha directly with an offer to make music together, for the sole purpose of leaking it behind Sony’s back.
@kesharose — don’t know what the legal specifics are, but if you want to make something together & then leak it for everyone I’m around,” he tweeted. “Or just make something and wait on it till that creep can’t block you anymore. standing offer…”
“That creep” a.k.a. Dr. Luke has recently spoken out about Kesha’s accusations, denying that he ever abused her or had sex with her and claiming that she was “like a little sister” to him.
Kesha has since broken her silence on the whole ordeal as well, taking to Facebook with her first public statement to assert that the protracted legal battle is now “bigger than just about me.”
“All I ever wanted was to be able to make music without being afraid, scared, or abused,” she wrote. “This case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract – it was never about getting a bigger, or a better deal. This is about being free from my abuser. I would be willing to work with Sony if they do the right thing and break all ties that bind me to my abuser.”
Meanwhile, over 200,000 fans have joined a movement to boycott Sony products until the label agrees to #FreeKesha from her contract, and Taylor Swift has donated $250K to help with Kesha’s legal battle.
Yesss… I will see if Kesha will let us leak the Lip$ha stuff… fuck.. at least ONE song .. I jus don’t want her to have any MORE troubles because of it .. And thanks for the badass pic @heidirossphoto .. It was so fun doing the song “You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly”with Kesha and Ben!!! It was Ben’s idea and he really made it a great section of his show!! @iiswhoiis #mileycyrusandherdeadpetz #flaminglips #listeningtothefrogswithdemoneyes #theflaminglips