AceShowbiz - Kelly Clarkson has worked with Dr. Luke in the past, but she doesn't seem to be a fan of him. The former "American Idol" winner, who collaborated with the producer on her hits like "Since You Been Gone" and "Behind the Hazel Eyes", had nothing nice to say about him when she weighed in on his legal battle with Kesha (formerly Ke$ha).
Clarkson said in an interview with Australia's KIIS 106.5 that she couldn't defend Kesha, who's accusing Luke of raping her, because she "wasn't there." However, the "Piece by Piece" singer's sure the producer's not 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 told the show's hosts Kyle and Jackie O. "I'll be honest about the guy, but I don't know that situation. He's not a good person, to me. We've clashed."
Of why she collaborated with him despite her dislike of him, Clarkson revealed that she was forced to do it by her label. "I only worked with him because literally I was blackmailed by my label," she said and went on claiming that her label threatened they wouldn't release her album if she didn't work with him.
After a judge last month denied to release Kesha from her contract with Luke's Kemosabe Records, which is a subsidiary of Sony Music, a number of fellow musicians showed support to Kesha on social media. Adele publicly declared she's team Kesha when accepting an award at the BRIT Awards. Taylor Swift donated $25,000 to the "Tik Tok" hitmaker "to help with any of her financial needs during this trying time."
Clarkson, meanwhile, chose to vaguely write about Luke in a Twitter post. Responding to an article about Kesha's defeat, she wrote, "Trying 2 not say anything since I can't say anything nice about a person... so this is me not talking about Dr. Luke."
Trying 2 not say anything since I can't say anything nice about a person... so this is me not talking about Dr. Luke https://t.co/lLhtUHbmgG— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) 19 February 2016