Singer Kesha is stepping into the animated world to give voice to a character in new US series 'Highly Gifted.'
The “Tik Tok” hitmaker will join Drake Bell and Ron Funches among the voice actors in the semi-autobiographical comedy series, based on the experiences of cartoon creators Daniel and Jeremy Lehrer, known as the Lehrer Boys, participating in programmes for highly-gifted students, reported Contactmusic.
Kesha will play Tess, a well-to-do activist who is vocal about income inequality and environmental justice, while Bell and Funches will portray nerds Alan and Jerry, respectively.
The casting news comes in the midst of Kesha’s ongoing legal battle with her former mentor and producer Dr. Luke, who she has accused of verbally, sexually, and physically abusing her ever since signing to his Kemosabe Records label, a subsidiary of Sony Music. Luke has repeatedly denied the allegations.
Kesha, 29, lost her bid to cut ties with Kemosabe in year 2016, but her lawyer recently filed new documents in a New York court, urging the judge to reconsider the ruling and allow the pop star to “be free from her abuser and rebuild her physical, emotional, and mental health”.