Will she change her tune? Kesha’s pop queen career was crippled when she sued to exit her contract — signed at age 18 — with producer Dr. Luke, alleging he’d drugged and raped her. He’s winning, but she’s refusing to record with his label and tours instead, playing small venues and earning legal fees. While many fans think her concerts mean she’s “free,” the Los Angeles native’s still looking for a way out. But with adversity being the mother of creativity, her troubles might just beget a genre-changing future.