Grammys called out for nominating Dr. Luke in spite of Kesha allegations
25 November 2020, 18:09
Dr. Luke has received his first Grammy nomination for 'Say So' since Kesha made sexual assault allegations against him.
The Grammys are facing huge backlash after giving Dr. Luke his first nomination since Kesha accused him of sexual assault.
In 2014, Kesha filed a series of lawsuits against Dr. Luke, alleging that he had sexually assaulted her. Dr. Luke is a pop music producer most famous for co-writing hit songs like 'Since U Been Gone', 'I Kissed a Girl' and 'Girlfriend'. Since Kesha came forward, most artists have stopped working with Dr. Luke, however, he has appeared on multiple credits in recent years.
Most notably, Dr. Luke co-wrote Doja Cat's Number 1 single 'Say So' under the pseudonym Tyson Trax and now he's received a Grammy nomination for it.
Yesterday (Nov 25), the Grammy Awards committee announced that 'Say So' had been nominated for Record of the Year at the ceremony. Record of the Year is one of the four main awards at the Grammys and it goes to the artist, the producer, the recording engineer and the mixer of the song that wins. In other words, Dr. Luke has a Grammy nomination for 'Say So'.
Given the allegations against Dr. Luke, people are outraged that the Grammys would nominate him. It's also not even three years since Kesha received a standing ovation for her performance of 'Praying' at the Grammys, a song about her finding peace in the wake of the trauma that she's experienced in recent years.
One person tweeted: "Dr. Luke claims his career was “ruined” due to Kesha coming forward as a victim of him, and is suing her for damages. Today he was nominated for ‘Song of the Year’ by the @RecordingAcad. His career is not ruined, he is trying to silence survivors."
Dr. Luke claims his career was “ruined” due to Kesha coming forward as a victim of him, and is suing her for damages. Today he was nominated for ‘Song of the Year’ by the @RecordingAcad. His career is not ruined, he is trying to silence survivors. #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/l9N2MpPVhK— jay mckillian (@JayMcKillian) November 24, 2020
In case you missed it: Dr. Luke earned his first Grammy nomination today since being accused of sexually assaulting Kesha.— Hugh McIntyre (@PopBangHugh) November 24, 2020
it’ll be v interesting to see doja win a grammy for ‘say so’ and have dr luke get on stage w her, the same stage where the academy were putting on a show on how they care about kesha & survivors in general just 3 years ago...— ♡ my mind ♡ (@vulnicuravirgo) November 24, 2020
a song produced by dr. luke being nominated for a grammy doesn’t sit right with me— hani (@demiaintsorry) November 24, 2020
Tomorrow (25/11) will be Kesha's next appeal hearing in the case against Dr Luke. The meeting will be broadcast on YouTube. pic.twitter.com/gqhfVBvb6H— Kesha Zone (@kesha_zone) November 24, 2020
As it stands, The Grammys have not responded to the backlash. We shall update you if they do.