Essentially, the ruling means Kesha can’t produce music independently of Dr. Luke, whom she publicly accused of emotional and sexual abuse. The 28-year-old had requested an injunction to allow her to record new tracks outside the six-album contract she signed with Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records.
“In a show of support, Taylor Swift has donated $250,000 to Kesha to help with any of her financial needs during this trying time,” one of Swift’s reps released in a statement, according to Rolling Stone.
Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Lorde have also backed Kesha with kind and encouraging messages on social media, but, of course, Swift is the one taking her support of the #womanhood to another level by donating a six-figure check (and then modestly releasing a statement about it).
Overnight, Lovato again posted online about the matter, this time to call out Swift for donating cash without publicly voicing her opinion, tweeting: “Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed.”
Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 22, 2016
After Swift’s fans accused Lovato of making the situation about herself, she took to social media again in an angry outburst to clarify just why she’s pissed at the “Blank Space” singer and defend herself in a barrage of tweets and comments on Taylor Swift fan pages.
“How the fuck am I making this about myself?” wrote Lovato. “At least I’m talking about it. Not everyone has 250k to just give to people. Would love to but I didn’t grow up with money and def haven’t made as much as her. At least I speak up about shit that’s uncomfortable to talk about rather than trying to be politically correct 24/7.”
She continued: “Didn’t shade Taylor. If you take it that way than fine. I’m just tired of seeing women use ‘women empowerment’ and ‘feminism’ to further brands without actually being the ones that have the uncomfortable conversations.”
In another tweet she wrote: “I’m also ready for self-proclaimed feminists to start speaking out or taking action for women’s rights. Women empowerment is speaking up for other women even when it’s something uncomfortable to speak up about.”
Yikes. It will be interesting to see how this one unfolds.