After a judge ruled Friday that Kesha must remain in her contract with Sony and producer Dr. Luke, scores of celebrities took to Twitter to back her, hashtagging #FreeKesha.
The 28-year-old singer, also known as Kesha Rose Sebert, was denied a preliminary injunction which would have allowed her to make music independent of Sony Music and Dr. Luke, who she alleges drugged and sexually assaulted her, as well as subjected her to verbal, emotional and sexual abuse.
Kesha and the producer have been embroiled in lawsuits since 2014.
Since the emotional ruling, where Kesha was seen breaking down in tears, countless fans and stars have voiced their support for the artist.
A fan organized a Change.org petition, calling for a boycott of Sony products and music. Within a day it had more than 125,000 signatures.
At her concert in Glasgow, Scotland the night of the ruling, pop singer Halsey dedicated "Hold Me Down", an anthem about overcoming demons, to Kesha Rose.
— Shady Music Facts (@musicnews_shade) February 20, 2016
And fellow artists Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson and many more tweeted kind words and rallied for Kesha following the court's decision.
There are people all over the world who love you @KeshaRose. And I can say truly I am in awe of your bravery.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 19, 2016
Trying 2 not say anything since I can't say anything nice about a person... so this is me not talking about Dr. Luke https://t.co/lLhtUHbmgG
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) February 19, 2016
I send you love ❤️ @KeshaRose
— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) February 19, 2016
My heart is with @KeshaRose. 💜
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 19, 2016
Contract aside, the sheer magnitude of the allegations surely make the relationship impossible for either party. LET HER GO #freekesha
— Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes) February 20, 2016
standing with @KeshaRose through this traumatic, deeply unfair time. send good vibes her way everyone
— Lorde (@lorde) February 19, 2016
My thoughts are with @KeshaRose today. I'm sorry you've had to endure this experience.
— lily (@lilyallen) February 19, 2016
Stars including Iggy Azalea and Jojo also sympathized pointing out that it must be particularly difficult for Kesha being unable to release her music. Jojo writes, "It is a terrible feeling to not own your voice/be able to release music." She herself was in a seven-year contract dispute with her label until 2014.
Im not accusing anyone of anything, but i believe Kesha deserves the ability to move forward, create and earn a living.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 20, 2016
really disappointing to hear about this kesha case. no one should be denied freedom from their abuser, nor freedom of their creativity.
— ac (@alessiacara) February 19, 2016
I don't know all the facts, of course, but the bottom line is: it is a terrible feeling to not own your voice/ be able to release music.
— JoJo (@iamjojo) February 19, 2016
The ongoing lawsuit has halted the singer's career for more than three years, since her last album "Warrior" was released in late 2012.
E! News shared a copy of both Kesha's suit and the countersuit filed by Dr. Luke. Dr. Luke's lawyers spoke to Billboard after filing and called Kesha's statements "outrageous and untrue."
The judge stated Friday that Sony has given Kesha the opportunity to record without Dr. Luke, which Kesha's lawyers argued was an "illusory promise," saying Sony has sided with the producer and would not promote her work, according to Vulture.
Sony's lawyers, meanwhile, said they are interested in seeing them both succeed in their music careers, according to Rolling Stone.