The personal, professional, and legal battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke has been a roller coaster of heartbreaking revelations, inspiring triumphs, and heartwarming support. But now finally (FINALLY!) Sony has cut ties with the controversial producer, and while we鈥檙e obviously thrilled by this news, here鈥檚 what the unexpected victory means for Kesha herself.


Fans first learned of the terrible situation the singer had been dealing with when her accusations became public in 2014, but according to the beloved performer, the abuse she had experienced (including sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and more) had been going on for a full decade.

Since then, it鈥檚 been a muddle of allegations, denials, revelations, and disappointing rulings. But now that Sony has decided to no longer deal with Dr. Luke (that is to say that he鈥檚 been removed as the CEO of his imprint, Kemosabe Records, and all mentions of him have disappeared from Sony鈥檚 website), Kesha may finally be able to move ahead with her life and her career.

One savvy Twitter user also noticed that 鈥淜e$ha鈥 has been changed to 鈥淜esha鈥 on the website, and although that might seem like a minor change, Dr. Luke may in fact own the rights to the 鈥淜e$ha鈥 version of the singer鈥檚 name, and by swapping it with 鈥淜esha鈥 the company may be making a point that they鈥檙e now focusing on their relationship with the singer instead of their relationship with the singer鈥檚 former producer.

Does this mean that Kesha may finally be freed from the legal binds that have prevented her from releasing new music? We definitely hope so! And while some are saying that this might actually put the singer in a precarious place, we鈥檙e going to keep our fingers crossed that Sony has finally realized that the right thing to do is to #FreeKesha.

Do you think Sony should let Kesha release music again? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t HelloGiggles; photo via Ilya S. Savenok/Getty)