Kesha I'm Ready to Face Dr. Luke in Court

2/18/2016 3:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kesha is on her way to NYC for a courtroom showdown with longtime producer Dr. Luke, but says there's no way she'd be making the trip without her fans.

Kesha's supporters have vowed to protest outside the Manhattan court Friday morning. We just got her at LAX, before her flight, and she got emotional when we asked her about the planned rally.

She's fighting to get out of her Sony Music contract, and claims Luke abused her sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally for years. Kesha's been gearing herself up by pouring out her heart on Instagram, saying things like ... "It's just so scary to have zero control in your fate."

Tomorrow will be very interesting.