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Kesha: Zedd explains Dr. Luke's absence from True Colors collaboration

‘We didn’t use any loopholes,’ Zedd explained about ‘True Colors,’ which is out Friday

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Kesha is making a big step toward her musical comeback Friday, when she and Zedd release their collaboration “True Colors.”

But given that Kesha is still under contract with Kemosabe Records — and is battling the legitimacy of that contract in court — how was she able to record away from the purview of her label and producer Dr. Luke?

Zedd has answers. The German DJ tweeted Wednesday that Kemosabe and its parent company RCA Label Group gave the okay. “Just to clarify: We didn’t use any loop holes,” he wrote on Twitter. “Kemosabe / RCA gave us permission to release this song!”

Dr. Luke replied to Zedd, writing, “Thank you for the clarification, Zedd…”

Kesha is suing Dr. Luke, whom she’s accused of sexual, verbal, and emotional abuse. All claims of abuse have been vehemently denied multiple times by Dr. Luke and his lawyer, Christine Lepera. 

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After Kesha was denied an injunction that would have freed her from the contract, Lepera stated that the New York County Supreme Court “found that Kesha is already ‘free’ to record and release music without working with Dr. Luke as a producer if she doesn’t want to.” Kesha’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, previously called Sony’s proposal for Kesha to work without Dr. Luke an “elusive promise,” according to BuzzFeed.

Myriad stars offered to help Kesha after her request for a preliminary injunction against Dr. Luke was denied in February, including Zedd. He brought Kesha on stage during the first weekend of Coachella earlier this month, where they played “True Colors.”

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