1. Dr. Luke is “not a good guy,” according to Kelly Clarkson.
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During an interview with Australia’s KIIS 1065 on Monday, the pop star opened up about her experiences working with the producer Kesha claims abused her sexually, physically, and emotionally .
2. Clarkson was responding to a question about the Dr. Luke diss she tweeted last month after a judge denied Kesha’s legal plea to be released from her exclusive contract with Dr. Luke.
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While she was just one of dozens of celebrities to tweet about Dr. Luke in the aftermath of Kesha’s court date, her comment was notable because Dr. Luke co-wrote and produced Clarkson’s 2004 hits “Since U Been Gone” and “Behind These Hazel Eyes,” as well as her 2009 single “I Do Not Hook Up.”
3. “I don’t know specifically what happened in their situation. Obviously, I wasn’t in the room,” she explained. “But I can remark on his character and, unfortunately, when you have that poor of character so many artists don’t like you.”
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The singer said that she’s had a “a couple really bad situations” working with Dr. Luke: “Musically it’s been really hard for me because he will just lie to people. And it makes the artist look bad. And he’s kind of difficult to work with, kind of demeaning.” Clarkson was quick to clarify, however, that Kesha’s situation is “very different” from hers. “He never did anything like that with me,” she explained. “I don’t know that part.”
4. Clarkson went on to claim the only reason she worked with Dr. Luke at all was because she was “blackmailed” by her label.
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“I only worked with him — even the last time I worked with him — I only worked with him because literally I got blackmailed by my label. They were like, ‘We won’t put your album out if you don’t do this.’”
5. Listen to the full interview here:
The conversation about Dr. Luke begins at 1:23:40.
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