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    Kesha's 'Praying' Had To Be Approved By Dr. Luke

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    Kesha's comeback single 'Praying' was released last month to almost unanimous positive reviews, but it seems as though not everyone is too happy about it.

    Kesha's former producer and alleged rapist Dr. Luke has come out of hiding once again to confirm that he listened to, and approved, each and every song on Kesha's upcoming Rainbow album: including 'Praying', the feminist anthem that many believed was aimed at him.

    "There was no change in Kesha's contractual recording obligations -- she has not succeeded on any legal claim or motion to avoid them," said Luke's legal representative in a statement. "Instead, she was always free to record and refused to. Now, as legally required all along, the album was released with Dr. Luke's approval by Kemosabe which is a joint venture label of Dr. Luke and Sony."

    The statement is an interesting twist in the saga of Kesha and Luke. Last month, Dr. Luke had all ties with Sony Records publicly severed after he was cut from their online roster. He was also confirmed to no longer act as the CEO of Kemosabe, the record label he started which Kesha was signed to alongside Sony.

    Which begs the question: why does he still have a say in Kesha's releases? Without the contracts in hand, it's difficult to know why someone who is no longer the CEO of a record label that an artist is signed to should have final say on what they release, but we bet it has to do with some strange wording in the legal documents.

    More interestingly, why is Luke so happy to release an album full of material that is quite explicitly aimed at him? At this point, it seems as though he's just given up on fighting the publics perception of him, and is happy to take their money as long as he can until his contract with Kesha expires.

    What do you think of the announcement? Does Luke's involvement in the record turn you off buying it? Check out the lead single 'Praying' below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section!

     

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    I'm sure he will still be active in the industry, maybe as a ghost producer or something, and unfortunately everything that could have been done to acknowledge that he is a predator has been done. I already got my tour tickets and will be buying her record the day it comes out. Regardless of her involvement, I want her to succeed.

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    Dr. Puke can choke, i'm still here for Kesha. I'm sure that this trash will continue working as a ghost producer anyway, since no one will support the productions under his name anymore and he obviously won't quit producing. Mess at Kesha still having to report to him to release things though

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    On 8/7/2017 at 2:46 AM, itskelan said:

    I'm sure he will still be active in the industry, maybe as a ghost producer or something, and unfortunately everything that could have been done to acknowledge that he is a predator has been done. I already got my tour tickets and will be buying her record the day it comes out. Regardless of her involvement, I want her to succeed.

    I think that's really the best way to look at it...If we could set up a GoFundMe for Kesha and just illegally download the album and send her the money that way I think it would be ideal but I can't see her label going for that somehow. :P 

    On 8/7/2017 at 3:24 AM, TheUngaggableWonder said:

    Ok but look at him. He just ~looks~ slimy. Thats so unfortunate BUT this time around if she can get enough pull she'll be back on top in no time and I THINK things will start working out for her

    She seems to be doing really well so far and the public seems to be receiving her a lot better than I thought they would! Hopefully she can continue this upwards trajectory. <3 

    On 8/8/2017 at 5:13 AM, lightyears said:

    Dr. Puke can choke, i'm still here for Kesha. I'm sure that this trash will continue working as a ghost producer anyway, since no one will support the productions under his name anymore and he obviously won't quit producing. Mess at Kesha still having to report to him to release things though

    Now that we think about it, does anyone know who the The Dap-Kings Horns actually are? Are we sure it isn't just Dr. Luke playing a trumpet? :orly: 

    On 8/8/2017 at 6:52 AM, Kesha said:

    I don't believe he'd allow her to drag him this hard

    That's what I'm confused about as well...It really is just like he's given up on any hope of saving his public image at all. I think he's just gonna take all the money he can and run. :cackle: 

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