Kelly Clarkson is the latest celebrity to speak out about the controversy between Kesha and producer Lukasz Gottwald, and the “American Idol” winner did not have nice things to say about the man who goes by “Dr. Luke.”
Speaking on an Australian radio show Monday (March 7), Clarkson says her experience working with Gottwald was less than pleasant. “He’s a talented dude but he’s just lied a lot … I’ve run into a couple really bad situations. Musically, it’s been really hard for me because he will just lie to people. It’s like ‘What?’ It makes the artist look bad. He’s difficult to work with, kind of demeaning, it’s kind of unfortunate.”
These claims definitely paint Dr. Luke in a bad light, especially considering his claims that Kesha is the one lying about the supposed abuse she suffered at his hands.
Clarkson goes on to say that she was essentially blackmailed into working with Dr. Luke in the first place. “Obviously the dude is a talented guy but character-wise, no. I only worked with him – even the last time I worked with him – because literally I got blackmailed by my label. They were like we will not put your album out if you don’t do this.”
The music industry has always been notorious for big personalities and bigger egos, but it does not reflect well on Dr. Luke the two female artists are so displeased with him.
As far as the allegations of sexual assault, Clarkson says, “He never did anything like that with me … I don’t know that situation, but if it’s true I can’t imagine working with somebody who had done something like that.”
She does say that Kesha’s story is not unique in the music industry, and she’s heard from several other singers about similar situations.