Protesters are asking that “Tik Tok” singer be released from her recording contract amid legal battle with Dr. Luke
On Friday, fans of Kesha once again descended on Sony’s New York headquarters to demand the release of the “Tik Tok” singer from her recording contract.
The assemblage, which kicked off at 2 p.m. ET, included spirited chants including: “People over profit,” “Drop Dr. Luke,” “Enough is enough,” “We want answers” and “What do we want? Free Kesha!”
The chants were punctuated by the occasional blare of a car horn, though it wasn’t clear if the honks were in support, annoyance or unrelated to the rally altogether.
The assemblage was also held to present petitions calling for Sony to release the singer from her contract.
“These signatures, your voices, your demands, are going to be heard by Sony,” one rallygoer told the assemblage during the gathering (pictured below).
Kesha is suing Dr. Luke in a lawsuit that also names Sony, alleging that the producer sexually and emotionally abused her. The producer (real name: Lukasz Gottwald) has denied the allegations.
In February, the singer was shot down in her bid to be released from her Sony contract. However, she received widespread support from fans as well as celebrities including Lady Gaga, Adele and Taylor Swift.
As reported by TheWrap on Wednesday, Sony is now expected to end its relationship with Gottwald a year ahead of his contract’s expiration.
“There is no contest. Kesha has no case in regards to her contract, but they can’t afford the Adeles of the world out in the streets calling the label unsupportive,” one insider told TheWrap. “The fact that this hasn’t already been taken care of with Luke is confusing, especially for people in the building.”
It’s currently unknown how Sony intends to free itself from its relationship with Gottwald, whose contract with the company is due to expire in early 2017.
– Kesha Rose (@KeshaTODAY) March 11, 2016
There’s a “Free Kesha” rally going on outside of the Sony offices right now. Wild.
– Joe Berg (@JoeBleedsBlue) March 11, 2016
– Team Kesha Rose (@crazykeshafans) March 9, 2016