Kesha has a been a lightning rod for controversy for months, thanks to her infamous court battle with Sony Records and producer Dr. Luke, who she was trying to sever business ties with after she accused him of raping her. Unfortunately for the pop star, a judge ruled in favor of Dr. Luke and Sony earlier this year, leaving fans crying in outrage in support of Kesha as she remained stuck in her contract with Dr. Luke. However, one person who wasn’t so supportive of Kesha was talk show host Wendy Williams, who criticized Kesha for her legal battle with Dr. Luke. However, it looks like Williams has had a change of heart on the matter because she recently publicly apologized to Kesha.
Kesha’s feud with Dr. Luke made headlines, once again, this week when she posted a photo of herself on Instagram and claimed that Sony offered her a chance to leave her contract with Luke if she took back her rape accusations against him.
“so. I got offered my freedom IF i were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors. I will not take back the TRUTH. I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again,” Kesha captioned the photo.
Yesterday, Williams addressed the matter during her “Hot Topics” segment of her talk show and brought up her original comments that she made in February in which she said that the court’s decision to keep Kesha locked into her contract was “fair” because “business is business.”
“If everybody complained because somebody allegedly sexually abused them … contracts would be broken all the time,” Williams said at the time. “Kes$ha’s no spring chicken. I mean she’s like, 30 years old?… So she wasn’t stupid 10 years ago and neither was her mother when the sexual abuse — alleged sexual abuse — started, why weren’t they rolling camera on it?”
However, during yesterday’s show, Williams made it a point to apologize to Ke$ha for speaking out against her.
“Kesha, I want to A, apologize to you and B, you’re a hell of a woman,” Williams said.
“Remember the day we were talking about that story and I said, ‘Well, there’s two sides to every story’ and you all were like ‘Well, wait Wendy, when a woman says rape, you better believe it’s rape.’ Well, no, you know what, unfortunately a lot of people lie about rape so I was just being skeptical, that’s what I do,” Williams continued. “I wasn’t sure, but I’m also woman enough to say ‘d—, Kesha, I apologize.’… I don’t think a lot of women could rise to the occasion the way you did, Kesha, you keep going,” Williams said.
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