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Kesha's powerful BBMAs performance demonstrated why she doesn't need Dr. Luke

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Everything about Kesha's moving BBMAs performance was perfect, right down to the song choice

Tonight's Billboard Music Awards were chock full of moving performances, but perhaps none more touching than Kesha's cover of the Bob Dylan hit "It Ain't Me, Babe." As of a few days ago, it was unclear as to whether Kesha would even be allowed to take the stage, as her never-ending feud with Dr. Luke threatened to once again ruin everything. Shockingly, Kemosabe Records reversed course and allowed her to perform alongside Ben Folds.

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Everything about Kesha's moving BBMAs performance was perfect, right down to the song choice
Image: ABC

Thanks goodness somebody at Kemosabe saw the light, because we almost missed out on an amazing moment. Kesha is a far greater talent than she let on in "Tik Tok," and she proved it tonight. There were no crazy staging effects to accompany her performance, but really, none were needed. Her voice was more than enough on its own.

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Of course, there was more to Kesha's performance than gorgeous vocals. The impact was made that much greater by the trials and tribulations she's faced these past few months. Whether or not you believe her allegations of sexual assault, it's clear that she has been yanked around by her label and basically held hostage. Her current situation is every artist's nightmare.

Everything about Kesha's moving BBMAs performance was perfect, right down to the song choice
Image: ABC

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Fellow celebrities are very empathetic to Kesha's plight, and several have spoken out in her favor. Tonight, many cheered her on in the crowd, while others paid homage on Twitter and Instagram. From YouTube sensation Ricky Dillon to The Voice's Jeffery Austin and even the lovely Laverne Cox — everybody loved Kesha!

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