Kesha is not the only female singer who has had a rough working experience with Dr. Luke.
Kelly Clarkson is finally opening up about her own experience with the record producer. During an interview with the Australia’s KIIS FM The Kyle & Jackie O Show, the original American Idol claims she was forced into working with him.
“The last time I worked with him I got blackmailed by my label. They were like, ‘We will not put your album out if you don’t do this.’ It was really hard for me. I try to make the best of the situation,” explained the singer. Dr. Luke, whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald, had previously collaborated with Clarkson on hits like 2009’s “My Life Would Suck Without You” and 2004’s “Since U Been Gone.”
Clarkson’s label RCA is owned by parent company Sony, whom a court recently ruled is not obligated to let Kesha out of her contract with them despite the fact that she has accused Dr. Luke of physical and emotional abuse. Although Clarkson said that she isn’t aware of what specifically went on between Dr. Luke and Kesha, she did offer some insight into the producer’s character.
“If it’s true then I can’t imagine working with somebody that had done something like that. I’ve never had that particular situation happen to me. I’ve never been that sex kitten pop star, I’ve never sold that part. I don’t think anyone would do that to me. I’m totally Texan. I’d just hit someone with my car,” said Clarkson.
She then continued, “He’s not a good person to me. We’ve clashed. Unfortunately when you have that poor of character so many artists don’t like you, don’t like working with you. That’s not normal. Most of us—I get along with everybody I work with, I love everyone I work with, and he’s just not a good guy for me, to me.”
“Obviously, he’s a talented dude. He just lied a lot. I’ve run into a couple of really bad situations. Musically, it’s been really hard for me because he will just lie to people. And it’s like, ‘What?’ And it makes the artist look bad,” the 33-year-old singer added.
You can check out the full interview below with the portion about Dr.Luke beginning at 1:23:40.