"She has surrounded herself with only supportive and loving family and friends," a Kesha pal tells PEOPLE

By Patrick Gomez
March 29, 2014 01:30 PM
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Kesha has not only ditched the dollar sign in her name, she’s also gotten rid of the negativity that surrounded her before she entered rehab for eating disorders earlier this year.

“She has eliminated all of the negative people and influences in her life,” a friend of the pop star tells PEOPLE. “She has surrounded herself with only supportive and loving friends and family.”

Another source admits the “Timber” singer has been “lying low” but is in a “really good place” as she settles into making Los Angeles her new home following her stint in a Chicago-based rehab center where she sought treatment alongside her mother, Pebe Sebert.

“Kesha is back to practicing self-love and is at peace with herself,” adds the friend. “She’s found her inner strength and focus again.”