Kelly Clarkson tweeted a few weeks ago in defense of Kesha in the wake of her ongoing legal battle with Dr. Luke.
Dr. Luke’s responsible for crafting two of Kelly’s biggest hits “Since You Been Gone” and “My Life Would Suck Without You,” — but she says he’s a bad person and ‘not a good guy.’
In an interview with Australian radio station KIIS 1065, she opened up about her experience with Luke.
“A lot of artists that have worked with him don’t work with him anymore for pretty good, solid reasons. He’s just not a good person to me. We’ve clashed. He’s just not a good guy to me,” she said. “Obviously he’s a talented dude, but he’s just lied a lot. I’ve run into a couple really bad situations where, musically, it’s been really hard for me because he will just lie to people. And then it makes the artist look bad. And he’s kind of difficult to work with, kind of demeaning.”
She couldn’t speak on Kesha’s situation directly, but she added:
“Unfortunately, that poor of character – I mean so many artists don’t like you, don’t like working with you – that’s not normal.”
As far the last time she worked with Luke, Kelly says it’s because her label, 19 (which is owned by Sony) ‘literally blackmailed’ her into doing it.
“They were like, ‘We will not put your album out if you don’t do this.’ It was a really hard time for me. And you know, we have a whole crew to support and people that depend on us for their livelihood, so sometimes you just have to make those decisions and swallow that pill.”
Take a listen below.