Kelly Clarkson Says She Was Blackmailed Into Working With Dr. Luke

March 7, 2016 / Posted by:

Last month, a judge shot down Kesha’s preliminary injunction request to record music outside of her contract with alleged not-great dude Dr. Luke. After the judge denied Kesha’s request,  several famous people came to her defense by tweeting their support. Kelly Clarkson was one of them, and she didn’t really say much at the time. Kelly retweeted the band Best Coast (who called the situation “bullshit“) and added: “Trying 2 not say anything since I can’t say anything nice about a person…so this is me not talking about Dr. Luke.

Kelly clearly said fuck it to the whole “If you can’t say anything nice” thing, because she spilled some feelings about Dr. Luke during a recent interview with Australia’s Kyle and Jackie O radio show (via UsWeekly). Kelly worked with Dr. Luke during the production of Breakaway back in 2004 and she didn’t have a whole lot of nice things to say about the experience. Thanks to Kesha, we already know what can allegedly happen when you work with Dr. Luke. And while Kelly’s experience wasn’t nearly as horrible, she does want you to know that it wasn’t pleasant.

Kelly, who was 22 years old the first time they worked together, started out by saying that she doesn’t consider Dr. Luke to be a “good person” and that they clashed while working together. Kelly says that he’s “kind of difficult to work with, kind of demeaning“, and that it’s “kind of unfortunate.” Dr. Luke? Demeaning? Hmmm…where have I heard that before? If you still weren’t convinced that Kelly Clarkson was done with nice, she proceeded to call him a liar and a chronic asshole.

“I’ve run into a couple of really bad situations, musically. It’s really hard for me because he’ll just lie to people, and it makes the artist look bad. Unfortunately when you have that poor of character, like so many artists don’t like you and don’t like working with you, you know, that’s not normal. I get along with everybody I work with.”

Kelly then dropped a bomb bigger than From Justin to Kelly by saying she was forced to work with Dr. Luke a second time because her label “blackmailed” her into it. Kelly claims that they threatened that they wouldn’t release her fourth album, All I Ever Wanted, in 2009 unless she agreed to work with him on the single “My Life Would Suck Without You.” Kelly ended up agreeing because she didn’t want her album gathering dust on a shelf. She describes it as a “really hard time” and that she just tried to make the best of it.

As for why she didn’t publicly yell FREE KESHA like Demi Lovato or Adele, Kelly hasn’t seen the receipts and therefore won’t comment on the specifics of the situation. All she can do is slap at Dr. Luke for being a breathing fart.

“[Dr. Luke and I have] clashed, but I can’t really say anything other than that. I wasn’t there. I don’t know what happened specifically in their situation. Obviously I wasn’t in the room. But I can remark on his character.”

However, Kelly did have one nice to say. Kelly called Dr. Luke  a “really talented dude.” I can’t argue with that; the man is responsible for both Britney Spears’Circus” and “Till the World Ends.” You can listen to the whole interview here, which begins around the 1:15:38 mark.


Kelly Clarkson is the kind of person who is always happy. She’s like a human golden retriever. I mean, Kelly Clarkson managed to crack a smile after singing about her deadbeat daddy on American Idol. So you’d have to really be an asshole in order for Kelly to hate your ass. And by the sounds of it, Kelly really hates Dr. Luke. At least now we have a pretty good idea as to what name Kelly Clarkson angrily screams when she gets a wax.


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