Kesha is sending a sweet message to her "Animals."
In a video posted by Kesha's lawyer, Mark Geragos, on Friday, the 28-year-old sings a short ballad dedicated to her fans. "Oh, I don't know what I would do without you," she croons. See it below.
"A special thanks to everyone who has had her back #animals," Geragos captioned the clip.
The message comes amid ongoing legal turmoil involving Kesha's recording contract with producer Dr. Luke. Last week, a judge denied Kesha's request to be let out of her contract with Dr. Luke's Kemosabe Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music. Kesha first filed suit against Dr. Luke in October 2014, accusing him of drugging and raping her, and seeking a preliminary injunction that would allow her to get out of her recording contract with him.
Dr. Luke (real name: Lukasz Gottwald) has denied all wrongdoing.
Earlier Friday morning, Kesha fans held a small protest outside of Sony's New York City offices, holding signs emblazoned with the catchphrase "Free Kesha."
"Sony has made it possible for Kesha to record without any connection, involvement or interaction with Luke whatsoever, but Sony is not in a position to terminate the contractual relationship between Luke and Kesha," a lawyer for the company, Scott A. Edelman, previously explained to the New York Times.
Technically, Kesha is signed to Kemosabe Records through a separate deal with Dr. Luke's production company, Kasz Money Inc.
"Sony is doing everything it can to support the artist in these circumstances, but is legally unable to terminate the contract to which it is not a party," Edelman added.
As the case of Kesha vs. Dr. Luke appears to be moving towards a trial, attorneys for both parties are expected to meet on May 5 for a preliminary phone conference, followed by a lengthy discovery period, in which each side will collect evidence. If there are no delays, Kesha's team will be able to file a document on Feb. 28, 2017 requesting to have a trial date set by a judge -- though the actual trial date could be set for months later. In lieu of going to trial, it's possible that Kesha and Dr. Luke could decide to settle out of court sooner in an effort to minimize damage to the former's career and the latter's reputation.
As celebrities including Adele, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift have publicly rallied behind Kesha, Dr. Luke recently took to social media with a 22-tweet rant against the #FreeKesha movement while proclaiming his innocence.