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Ex-managers fear time is 'Tik Tok'-ing on Kesha's money

January 25, 2011 |  7:52 pm

Kesha sued Ke$ha Kesha — a.k.a. Ke$ha, but that's just stupid — is being sued by her former managers, and those managers want the New York courts to hurrrrrryyyy uuuuuuup allllreeeaaaady. They apparently want a shot at $14 million they say they're owed before Kesha doesn't have it anymore.

DAS Communications sued the singer in New York in May for $14 million the company claimed it was owed from her successful 2010 album. Kesha responded with a countersuit in California, saying she didn't owe anyone anything, because she'd fired DAS in 2008.

But DAS is still pursuing its claim and apparently is afraid the "Tik Tok" party will in fact stop, saying in court papers that the singer "is a very young and inexperienced artist whose 'star' may not continue to rise." So, um, could the court please speed up its decision before her 15 minutes are up?

"Their legal maneuver was to try and delay everything, and we defeated everyone of those motions," a DAS spokesman told E! Online about the latest court action.

"Ain't got a care in world but got plenty of beer," said Kesha. "Ain't got no money in my pocket, but I'm already here."

OK, she said that in her big hit "Tik Tok," not in court — but for many reasons, those words should be enough to make anyone worry the big bucks might not last.


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— Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Kesha performs at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show in Madrid on Nov. 7, 2010. Credit: Dave Benett / Getty Images.