“There are many people in the world to befriend, and he is not one of them.”

Kelly Clarkson spills the tea on working with producer Dr. Luke.

The defamed producer is currently battling Kesha in an ongoing legal battle because the singer claims he sexually assaulted / raped her and wants out of the recording contract she’s locked into. Of course Luke denies the allegations, but Kelly Clarkson has some damning insight on Luke that doesn’t help his case.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Clarkson said despite seriously re-working Luke’s original version of “My Life Would **** Without You,” she refused a writing credit on the track because of how terrible he was to work with.

Here’s a copy + paste excerpt from the interview:

“After 2004’s Breakaway, she asked not to work with “Since U Been Gone” co-producer Dr. Luke because she found him demeaning and difficult in the studio. Yet Clarkson says her label forced her to reunite with him for her 2009 single “My Life Would **** Without You.” In protest, Clarkson says she refused a writing credit so her name wouldn’t appear next to his, even though she says she was instrumental in developing the eventual No. 1 hit.

‘If you heard the original version, you wouldn’t have wanted to record it either,’ she says. ‘But I made it work because I didn’t want the rest of the album to suffer for that.’ (Of Dr. Luke’s current legal battle with Kesha, Clarkson says she has no insight but adds, ‘There are many people in the world to befriend, and he is not one of them.’)”

That’s pretty telling. Clarkson was asked about that quote in a new interview with Z100 in New York this week. She didn’t hold back.

The “Meaning Of Life” singer admitted her label at the time would block her record from getting released unless she agreed to collaborate with Luke. “I was so frustrated that I was forced to work… I literally said anyone in the world but this one person. I will work with anyone that you want to put in my path.”

She adds not having a good experience with him. “I generally love everyone. You have to really be a special kind of [jerk] for me not to like you,” she says. “It frustrated me… I don’t want my name near his. I wanna pretend this didn’t happen in my life and I want to forget it.”

Watch the interview below:

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