Watch Kesha Cover Bob Dylan With Ben Folds Following Billboard Awards Controversy
Kesha was scheduled to perform at this weekend’s Billboard Music Awards before she was blocked by Dr. Luke’s label, Kemosabe Records. The singer said she had been planning to cover Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe” (and not a rumored “statement performance” about her ongoing legal battle, though they could have been one in the same), and she did just that at last night’s Ben Folds concert at the Orpheum in Los Angeles. Folds, who has been performing with yMusic in support of his recent collaboration So There, accompanied Kesha through the cover, Folds’ previous rework of Kesha’s “Sleazy” and his own “Rock This Bitch,” and “Still Fighting IT.” Watch videos from the event below.
Kesha posted a thank you note on her Instagram this morning:
dear Mr. ben folds, thank u for tonight. thanks for letting me share your stage, your band, your audience, your humor, your songs. thanks for believing in me. thanks for being a positive and encouraging human in my life. thanks for ur records that got me through high school. thanks for being a genius composer. thanks for being nice when we work together. thanks for letting me play a Bob Dylan cover with you. thanKs for being a good friend in this scary business. and lastly. thanks for cleaning my wine glass with ur old man panties. ur an A class gentleman. love you [email protected]