Kelly Clarkson keeps it one hundred about her experience with producer Dr. Luke.
Clarkson was one of Kesha’s first outspoken supporters following the news a judge denied her injunction to dissolve her contract with Kemosabe Records, and now she’s speaking out directly against Luke.
Speaking with Australian radio show hosts Kyle and Jackie O, Clarkson says she can’t come to Kesha’s defense regarding the rape allegations because she wasn’t there, but doesn’t believe he’s a good person.
“Her experience was different to mine. Her fans are like, ‘Why don’t you stick up for her?’ but I wasn’t there,” Clarkson said. “I’ll be honest about the guy, but I don’t know that situation,” adding “he’s not a good person, to me. We’ve clashed.”
Kesha spoke at an HRC fundraising event on Saturday and briefly touched on the ongoing suit, saying “as many of you know I am going through some personal things that have been really intense and hard lately and I just want to say thank you for any support I have received.”
As for why Clarkson worked with Dr. Luke despite a poor experience, she said her label “blackmailed” her into it. The two collaborated together on her 2004 Breakaway song “Since U Been Gone.”
“I only worked with him because literally I was blackmailed by my label.” Clarkson added if she didn’t work with him, the label threatened they wouldn’t release her album.
Clarkson added, “When so many artists don’t like you, that says something.”