When it was revealed that Jennifer Lopez worked with Dr. Luke on her new single “Ain’t Your Mama,” as the Inquisitr reported, fans were outraged, and Lopez caught major heat on social media for working with the accused rapist. As we know, many artists, such as Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, and Adele have all stood by artist Kesha after she went public with the alleged treatment she received by the hit-making producer.
Now, we’re learning the real reason behind Dr. Luke’s credit on “Ain’t Your Mama,” and it’s not what you think. Singer Meghan Trainor wrote the song “Ain’t Your Mama” — not Jennifer Lopez, who often collaborates with multiple writers when she does tackle a song.
According to E! Online, a source said that Meghan Trainor worked on the song with Dr. Luke two years ago, which is before Kesha’s lawsuit was filed. Lopez seems to be in the middle of everything even though she never technically worked with Dr. Luke. In fact, Lopez just recently returned to Epic Records (owned by Sony) after an eight-year hiatus from the label.
It’s said that Lopez and Trainor discussed the song after Jennifer heard it, and Trainor gave her permission to use the song. In fact, Lopez might not have been aware of Dr. Luke’s inclusion when she decided to record the song, which was already a finished product.
Here’s a taste of the reaction Jennifer Lopez has received after being caught up in the Dr. Luke drama.
Jennifer Lopez did a “feminist anthem” with Dr. Luke. Jennifer, girl, who’s your PR person?
— Morgan Jerkins (@MorganJerkins) April 8, 2016
Of course Meghan Trainor wrote a “feminist anthem” for Jennifer Lopez that was produced by Dr Luke. Perfect storm of steaming trash.
— Planet Nine stan acc (@can4drian) April 7, 2016
OMGG Jennifer Lopez’s new song goes awf but apparently Dr Luke cowrote it or smthn so she can keep it
— veronica (@natashasromanof) April 7, 2016
Animals! Dr. Luke reportedly produced Jennifer Lopez’ new single. Please don’t support him & don’t buy it. #SaveKesha
— KESHA FACTS (@musicnews_kesha) April 7, 2016
Prior to the release of the single, Dr. Luke had another victory in the case Kesha filed against him. After the judge ruled in Sony and Dr. Luke’s favor, making Kesha obligated to continue as an artist with Sony Music, Kesha decided to file an appeal. If the judge agreed with Kesha, she would be released from her contract with Sony. That said, due to Sony claiming Kesha did not have to work with Dr. Luke, the case was officially thrown out.
At the time, the judge said that Kesha “failed to plead that any of the alleged discrimination occurred in New York State or City.”
The judge continued to discuss her decision.
“Although Gottwald’s alleged actions were directed to Kesha, who is female, (her claims) do not allege that Gottwald harbored animus toward women or was motivated by gender animus when he allegedly behaved violently toward Kesha. Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime.”
Kesha claims that Dr. Luke had sexually, emotionally, and physically abused her when the two were working together. These are claims that Dr. Luke has denied despite Twitter believing that he’s guilty. Singer Kelly Clarkson gave Kesha’s story more validity when she publicly spoke out against Dr. Luke.
In a statement, Clarkson said that she was “blackmailed” into working with him.
“He’s a talented dude but he’s just lied a lot,” she said. “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.”
Clarkson continued, “Obviously the dude is a talented guy but character-wise, no. I only worked with him – even the last time I 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.”
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