Kelly Clarkson Clarifies Dr. Luke Blackmail Claims, As His War With Ke$ha Continues

Perry Carpenter

Kelly Clarkson recently joined the chorus of voices against Dr. Luke, who is currently involved in a highly publicized legal fight with Ke$ha. However, Clarkson's comments created some confusion with her current label, RCA Records. Fortunately, Clarkson cleared everything up in a post to Twitter.

"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!"
"The last time I worked with him I got blackmailed by my label. They were like, 'We will not put your album out if you don't do this.' It was really hard for me. I try to make the best of the situation... He's not a good person, to me. We've clashed before. He's difficult to work with, he's kind of demeaning."

"Max and Luke are very strong, hands-on producers in the studio. They are intent on getting perfect vocal performances, and are relentless in that pursuit... It was hard for Kelly, who had come from the high of winning American Idol and then having a double platinum album. You're young, everybody recognizes you everywhere you go. It's heady, and all that attention affects all Idol winners."

"I think that people should just know that there's so much more than what meets the eye in a case like that... I feel like she's being very publicly shamed for something that happens in the music industry all the time, to women and men. I just want to stand by her side because I can't watch another woman that went through what I've been through suffer."

In addition to Gaga, several other celebrities have stepped forward to back Ke$ha during her legal struggles. This includes Adele and Taylor Swift, who have both publicly announced their support for Ke$ha in recent weeks.

Tell us! With all of the support from music industry vets like Kelly Clarkson, do you think that Ke$ha will eventually be allowed to record new music without Dr. Luke? Let us know in the comments.

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