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


Kelly Clarkson is finally talking. Following Kesha’s highly-publicized legal battle with Dr. Luke, the American Idol alum is coming forward and opening up about her experience working with producer. In a radio interview with Australia’s KIIS FM, Kelly was asked to comment about him — and she did not hold back. She described Luke as “not a good person” and admits she was once “blackmailed” into working with him.

“He’s not a good person to me. We’ve clashed, but I can’t really say anything other than that,” she said, commenting on what it was like to work with him in the studio. But, after Kesha’s fans criticized Kelly for not defending the singer, she wanted to set the record straight. She also revealed she knew nothing about the specifics regarding Kesha’s claims against Dr. Luke, and that he’s never done anything like that to her. 

Her fans are like, ‘Oh, why don’t you stand up for her?’ 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. 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. He’s just not a good guy for me.

Some of the songs that she has worked on with Luke include “Since U Been Gone,” “Behind These Hazel Eyes,” and even “My Life Would Suck Without You.” However, the last time she worked with him was in 2009.

The last time I worked with him, I only worked with him because literally I got blackmailed by my label. 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 I tried to make the best of the situation.

Hear what else Kelly had to say about Dr. Luke at the 1:22:00 mark below.