The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh reportedly owes popstar Kesha nearly $200,000 for a concert in the city last year.
Kesha was supposed to perform at a get-out-and-vote event, but ended up playing in support of victims from the mass shooting at a synagogue in the city last November. The new event, dubbed Stronger Than Hate, was held just days after the Tree of Life Shooting where a gunman opened fire inside a synagogue and killed 11 people. She said that she would attend the show to “deliver as much peace and positivity as I can” to celebrate Pride, following the release of her most emotional record to date, Rainbow.
“Let’s show the world that there is only love and always hope in Pittsburgh,” she said at the time.
According to CBS Local Pittsburgh, the foundation still owes Kesha about $190,000 for the show. A spokesperson confirmed to CBS that the foundation still owes Kesha money for the gig, but they originally gave her the option of not performing because ticket sales were not as high as organizers hoped. There is no word on when the promoters will finish paying Kesha for the show.
Although the foundation is under scrutiny for this gig, organizers told CBS that the foundation’s finances are okay and they are still planning on hosting Pittsburgh Pride in 2020.