Co-executive producer of Femme Fatale, Dr. Luke, is under scrutiny after possibly parting ways with Katy Perry, according to the New York Post.
One Dr. Luke associate says: “He's stopped the hype with [Katy Perry]. She got tired of his records, the same familiar sound, but mostly his attitude. Katy's a star now, and she's not going to be told what to do."
From Dr. Luke associate number two: "He checks all of his artists. He just curses them out. He thinks he owns them because he made them." From an ambivalently defined insider: “A lot of people think that without Dr. Luke, Katy's going to have a big problem. She's not much of a songwriter or vocalist, and she's gonna have to start from scratch. You can't just bring in any producer to make magic. The label is really pushing her to work on another album while she's hot."
Dr. Luke's rep denies the story, saying: “This is ridiculous... He wishes Katy nothing but continued success and looks forward to working with her again soon.”
Fans are wondering if the same fate will happen to Britney, who's seem to have taken a backseat to the album process this time around. So, is it a good thing Dr. Luke's in charge of the album?