#OhMyRival: Lovato v. T-Swift and #FreeKesha

Oh My Rival | Hazel-Lovely Saunders | February 29, 2016

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Before we get started on what’s going on with Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift, let’s recap on what happened to singer Kesha.

On Friday, February 19th, Kesha requested to be terminated from her contract with Sony Producer, Dr. Luke. Unfortunately, New York Supreme Judge declined Kesha’s request.

The singer said her producer manipulated her career and she’s seeking to free herself from working with him. Kesha claimed that Dr. Luke physically and sexually assaulted her since she was 18 years old during their professional relationship.

The music producer denied all the allegations against him. He posted on Twitter:

I didn’t rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her.
Kesha and I were friends for many years and she was like a sister to me.

            -@TheDoctorLuke

Dr. Luke
(CC BY-SA 4.0)

In a lengthy statement she posted in Facebook, Kesha said:

“All I ever wanted was to make music without being afraid, scared, or abused. This case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract—it was never about getting a bigger or a better deal. This is about being free from my abuser. I would be willing to work with Sony if they do the right thing and break all ties that bind me to my abuser.”

“All I ever wanted was to make music without being afraid, scared, or abused.” – Kesha

“I don’t want…any person to be afraid that they’ll be punished if they speak out about being abused…if you have been abused, please don’t be afraid to speak out. There are places that will make you feel safe. There are people who will help you. I for one will stand beside you and behind you.”

Kesha 

Fans and fellow celebrities around the world have backed Kesha up since the court’s decision by using the hashtag #FreeKesha.

So how does this tie to the Lovato v. T-Swift?

Demi Lovato posted a statement on Instagram to call out all women to come together and make “a real change and shift in society.” She criticized Taylor Swift for donating $250,000 to Kesha to cover her legal payments. Demi Lovato was not taking it and tweeted:

Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed.

            –@ddlovato

Demi Lovato
(CC BY-SA 2.0)

Demi gave a piece of her mind to a T-Swift fan who accused Demi for making it about herself:

The fact that Demi took the attention off the REAL issue which is Kesha and put it on her and what seems to be a new ‘rivalry’ really shows her true character. Proud of you @taylorswift for donating money to help Kesha through this time.

            -@pitifulswift

Demi replied with, “How the f**k am I making this about myself? At least I’m talking about it…At least I speak up about sh*t that’s uncomfortable to talk about rather than trying to be politically correct 24/7.”

She wrote:

“There’s no ‘rivalry’ I just give more f*cks than other people and would rather start a dialogue ABOUT WOMEN COMING FORWARD ABOUT BEING RAPED than throw money at one person.”

SO, there is no rival, guys. Demi just wants a change in society.

“All I want to see if women coming together and actually making a difference.” So fellow fans there’s no #TeamLovato or #TeamTSwift. On Friday, New York County Supreme court already declared Kesha ‘free’ to release and record music without Dr. Luke. The case is still ongoing to what will happen to Dr. Luke.