Anna Gragert
March 07, 2016 11:10 am
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For the first time, since publicly supporting Kesha on Twitter, Kelly Clarkson has opened up about what it was truly like working with Dr. Luke (Kesha’s alleged abuser).

On Kyle and Jackie O’s Australian radio show, Clarkson was asked about her experience collaborating with Dr. Luke on songs like “Since U Been Gone” and “Behind these Hazel Eyes.” Her response: “He’s a talented dude, but he’s just lied a lot. I’ve run into a couple really bad situations. Musically, it’s been really hard for me because he will just lie to people. It’s like ‘What?’ It makes the artist look bad. He’s difficult to work with, kind of demeaning, it’s kind of unfortunate.

The singer then mentioned that her label actually blackmailed her into working with Dr. Luke. “They were like we will not put your album out if you don’t do this,” Kelly explained, adding that it was a really hard time for her.

She was then asked to comment on this tweet:

He’s just not a good person to me,” Clarkson replied. “We’ve clashed.”

The superstar also wanted to take a moment to talk specifically about Kesha and her unfortunate situation. “Her fans are like, ‘Why aren’t you standing up for her?’ and I’m like, ‘Well, I wasn’t there,’” Kelly states. “I don’t know specifically what happened in their situation. Obviously I wasn’t there in the room.”

Clarkson asserts that Dr. Luke did not mistreat her in the same way. She adds, talking about Kesha’s situation, “But if it’s true I can’t imagine working with someone who had done something like that.

Starting at 1:23:40, you can listen to Kelly Clarkson’s comments for yourself:

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