Kesha thanks fans for support
Kesha has thanked her fans for supporting her through the "hardest years" of her life.
The ‘Tik Tok’ hitmaker – who has been through a lengthy legal battle in a bid to get out of her recording contract with Dr. Luke and Sony Music after accusing the producer of abusing her – admitted she couldn’t have made it through the tough times without the love of her supporters.
Speaking on stage at the Waterfront at Harrah’s in Atlantic City on Saturday (08.06.16), she told the audience: "You guys stuck by me during the hardest f***ing years of my life. I’m serious I could not have made it through without you."
And the 29-year-old singer stressed the importance of "hope and faith" when "stuck" in a bad situation.
Introducing her final track, she said: "I’m sick and tired of hearing I can’t sing. This really sums up my life right now. When you’re stuck you gotta have hope and you gotta have faith this one’s called I shall be released."
Kesha’s comments came after it emerged she had submitted 28 28 new songs, recorded at her own expense, in order to fulfill her contractual obligations to Luke’s label Kemosabe.
Earlier this year, a New York judge denied her request to be released from her recording contract, and she also lost an appeal in April.
And though she has now dropped her case in Los Angeles, she has filed a similar complaint in New York in a bid to get the ruling about her contract changed.
Her lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, said: "Kesha has dismissed her California action without prejudice while she pursues her appeal and other legal claims in the New York courts.
"Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label.
"We have conveyed to Sony Music and the label Kesha’s strong desire to release the single and an album as soon as possible."
Following the previous ruling, Sony Music – which owns Kemosabe – stated she would be allowed to work with other producers away from Dr. Luke. She subsequently released a track, ‘True Colors’, with Zedd and announced plans to tour.
Kesha signed a contract with Luke – who has denied the allegations of abuse – for five albums in 2005 and has so far released just two, with the most recent, ‘Warrior’, coming out in 2012.
Until she delivered her final three LPs, Kesha could have remained locked in the contract for life.