AceShowbiz - Ke$ha has risked the wrath of her record label by leaking new music without its permission.
The 32-year-old has been locked in a bitter legal battle with music producer Dr. Luke since 2014, when she attempted to sue him for the alleged sexual, physical, and emotional abuse she endured during the 10 years they worked together at the start of her career.
Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, vehemently dismissed her accusations and subsequently countersued Kesha for defamation.
The case got more complicated when Ke$ha named her label RCA Records, an imprint of Sony, as a defendant in the battle. She has also been trying to get out of her contract with the label.
On Tuesday, June 04, Kesha dropped her new tune "Rich, White, Straight Men" on her YouTube account. And while fans were delighted to hear the new offering, they quickly questioned why it wasn't available on streaming services.
To which the singer responded: "hey guys sooo i hear you!! that you want my new song 'Rich, White, Straight Men' on streaming services...not sure how to do that personally... hmmmm - maybe @rcarecords will help me if their (sic) not too mad bout me leaking it what else do they expect from me at this point lol".
Kesha's followers rushed to praise the star for her "shade" of her label, with one writing: "Holy s**t the shade. The shade. I f**king love you".
Another added: "you basically did what you say in the music. rich white straight men didnt (sic) control your song and it is amazing!!".