On Monday (Mar. 7), Kelly Clarkson talked about her experience working with record producer Dr. Luke at RCA Records, who is in the middle of a legal battle. In a case that’s gained a lot of national attention, pop singer Kesha accused Luke of sexual assault, and wanted out of her contract with the label. But it has since been determined that Kesha must continue working with Luke until her contract has been fulfilled.
Clarkson, who is also signed to a record deal with RCA Records, had to work with Luke once, and although she said she was never assaulted, she didn’t exactly enjoy working with him.
“Musically, it’s really hard for me because he’ll just lie to people, and it makes the artist look bad,” Clarkson said during an interview on the Kyle and Jackie O Show. “He’s kind of difficult to work with and kind of demeaning. It’s kind of unfortunate.”
Clarkson went on to say that she “literally got blackmailed” by RCA to work with Luke. She has since fulfilled her contract by releasing her album Piece by Piece, but it seems people were confused and thought RCA was still blackmailing her.
Due to all of the confusion, Clarkson took to Twitter to clear things up, saying that the people she’s currently working with at RCA are great.
Want to clarify that my current regime at @RCARecords is not the same one who forced me to work w/Dr. Luke. Peter Edge is rad & a good dude!
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) March 8, 2016
On Wednesday (Mar. 9), there were reports floating around that Luke had been dropped from his contract with Sony, which is RCA‘s parent company, but Rolling Stone reports that his attorney issued a statement saying that isn’t true.
We’re glad that Clarkson is now happy working with her new team at RCA. She’s been making some incredible music recently, including her emotional single, “Piece by Piece,” which you can listen to below.
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