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Kesha to Release New Song Joy Ride Just DAYS Before Katy Perry Plans to Drop Her Own Comeback Single - Amid Rumored Feud Over Dr. Luke Collaboration


In four days, Kesha is set to release her own comeback single titled Joy Ride, her first new song since settling her lawsuit with Dr. Luke and splitting with his label via RCA.



The Tik Tok songstress, 37 - who recently flaunted her summer style while arriving to LAX airport - took to her main Instagram page on Saturday to share the news with her 3.3 million followers.


In the first post, the star uploaded an image as she posed next to a white, Porsche convertible at a gas station.


Directly nearby was a price sign which read '7.04' to reveal the date of the song's release, and above was the name of the single Joy Ride.


Kesha showcased her toned frame wearing a vibrant, red cropped top as well as fitted leggings and opera-length, latex red gloves.



She slipped into a pair of knee-high, heeled boots and allowed her platinum locks to flow down straight past her shoulders.


The star completed the ensemble by sporting a pair of fashionable shades as she pumped gas into the luxurious vehicle.


In the caption alongside the photo, the Die Young hitmaker penned to her fans, 'GET IN LOSER,' seemingly referencing to a quote from the 2004 film, Mean Girls.


Kesha also uploaded a separate post which contained a montage clip as she posed next to the Porsche.


She opted for a second outfit which comprised of a red, micro miniskirt as well as a white cropped top and over-the-knee, black boots.



The performer was seen with a vintage, red convertible while also at a gas station - in a possible reference to the theme of Joy Ride.


At the end of the short reel, the star - whose full name is Kesha Rose Sebert - held up a cardboard sign that simply had the title of the track written on the front.


While also wearing a red cowgirl hat, the beauty glanced over her shoulder to look at the camera, concluding the video.


Kesha notably wore the same ensemble during a photo shoot that took place at a gas station in Los Angeles earlier this week on Thursday.


Throughout the clip, a snippet from what appeared to be the upcoming song could be heard playing in the background.



'You're right, I am a b***h,' the Blow singer typed out in the caption, while adding, 'JOYRIDE ♡ 7/4.'


Social media users flocked to the comment section to share their excitement over the new single, with one penning, 'YES. FINALLY. THE QUEEN HAS RETURNED. THE WORLD IS HEALING.'


'I know already this song is my song of the summer,' one wrote, with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Kyle Richards, sharing, 'Let's goooo!!!'


'Showing the world your new independence by releasing on Independence Day. How iconic,' one fan penned in the comment section of the photo.


Kesha's single is slated to release only days before Katy Perry's own track, Woman's World, is set to drop on July 11.


Joy Ride releasing on Fourth of July also appears to be a subtle jab at Perry - due to Katy's hit 2010 track Firework often garnering a high number of streams on the July 4th holiday.



The timing of Kesha's new song comes amid a rumored feud between the two music artists after Perry collaborated with producer, Dr. Luke.


Earlier last week, the Dark Horse singer was slammed for working with Dr. Luke on her upcoming album - after past sexual assault allegations were made by Kesha against the producer.


Perry 'knew exactly the album she wanted to make and put together the team to make it happen,' a Capitol Records source told Rolling Stone of the collection of talent she put together for her first release since 2020's Smile.


In addition to Dr. Luke, Perry's co-collaborators on the forthcoming sixth album include Max Martin, Sarah Hudson and Stargate, according to the publication.


Katy and Dr. Luke, 50, have a professional past, as they've collaborated on hit singles such as 2008's I Kissed a Girl, 2010's California Gurls and 2013's Roar.


The Firework songstress had been asked about working with Dr. Luke in the wake of the allegations while leaving an event at Paris Fashion Week Wednesday, TMZ reported.


Perry did not respond to the questions, 'Isn't your album about women empowerment? Why are you working with Dr. Luke?' when she was making her way out of an event.


Kesha penned a tweet that read 'lol' on June 17 in the wake of news that Perry was collaborating with music professional Dr. Luke, who Kesha was in extensive litigation with after she made the aforementioned claims against in a 2014 lawsuit.



A number of followers speculated on the meaning of Kesha's 'lol' tweet, with one speculating that 'she's laughing at katy and her new song,' while another asked, 'Is this Katy shade?'


Other people were more pointed toward Perry's professional decision to collaborate with Dr. Luke.


The fallout from the allegations and long-running legal battle with Kesha led artist Doja Cat in December 2021 to declare that she would not collaborate with him moving forward.


Perry, a native of Santa Barbara, California, released a clip on TikTok previewing her upcoming track Woman's World, which is set to be released July 11.


In February, she said she was departing the series American Idol after seven seasons to put her attention toward her career as a solo artist.



Kesha and Dr. Luke announced they had settled their long-running legal battle in June of 2023.


Kesha said in a statement at the conclusion of the proceedings, 'Only God knows what happened that night;' while Dr. Luke said he was 'absolutely certain that nothing happened' and that he 'never drugged or assaulted her.'


Following the lengthy court battle, the singer also took to her Instagram page to address her fans and followers.


'I am humbled and in awe of the support and love y'all have given me. You have held me and carried me through the past 9 years,' she wrote.


'I am so full of light and excitement for the beautiful things to come, for shows to play, and art to make to share with you all.'


In conclusion, Kesha added, 'Animals, "I don't need much but there's one thing I can't lose. All I need is you."'


Perry was one of a number of notable names who submitted testimony or a sworn statement in the case, a group that included Lady Gaga, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne and Adam Levine, according to the AP.


Dailymail.com has reached out to reps for Perry for comment on the story.

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