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Kesha sends message of support to JoJo

Published 30/07/2016


Pop star JoJo gets a boost from Kesha's "wonderful" tweet.

Kesha has sent JoJo a message of support and solidarity after the R&B star revealed her former record label bosses forced her to undergo a dangerous diet.

The Leave (Get Out) singer recently revealed to PopSugar she was 18-years-old when executives urged her to lose weight fast by taking supplements and injections, which limited her calorie intake to only 500 a day.

"I was under a lot of pressure with a company I was at previously," she explained. "I felt like, 'If I don't do this, my album won't come out', which it didn't... I was really impressionable. It really messed with me... I didn't feel strong - mentally, physically, and emotionally."

While JoJo didn't mention the company by name, she was at odds with bosses at Blackground Records, who prevented her from releasing new music for nearly a decade.

She successfully sued her old label in a court battle that lasted more than seven years, after lawmakers ruled it was illegal for her to have signed a contract as a minor.

After reading JoJo's story, pop star Kesha, who has faced a public battle to free herself from a contract with executives at her own record label bosses, took to Twitter on Thursday (28Jul16) to show her solidarity and encouraged JoJo to stay strong in times of adversity.

"I wanna shout out to @iamjojo & say I'm proud of you," Kesha wrote. "Been following your story. Ur STRONG. They can't break you and they don't own you."

JoJo reciprocated the love and tweeted back, "Hi wonderful woman. Our voices are OURS. We cannot be made to sit down & shut up. U have the victory! All my LOVE."

Kesha has been locked in a bitter lawsuit with her Kemosabe Records and Sony Music label bosses and former mentor, Dr. Luke, since 2014, when she accused the producer of emotional and physical abuse and made an unsuccessful legal bid to be released from her contract.

A judge dismissed her claim in April (16).

Similarly to JoJo, Kesha also faced body issues in 2014, when she entered rehab to seek treatment for an eating disorder.

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