Jennifer Lopez Makes New Single With Accused Rapist Dr. Luke, Fans Outraged
Many fans were disappointed with Jennifer Lopez’s new single, not because there was anything offensive about the lyrics, but because Dr. Luke, who was accused of sexual assault, produced the track.
While Lady Gaga and other female celebrities have expressed support for Kesha as the singer fights to be released from her contract with Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records, Lopez has released a song about women empowerment produced by Dr. Luke and written by Meghan Trainor and Jacob Kasher.
Jennifer Lopez came under fire after it was revealed on Thursday that her new, “feminist” song was produced by the embattled producer.
The track “Ain’t Your Mama” is a song featuring lyrics that criticize society’s treatment of women. However, Dr. Luke’s participation in the track has given the song a bad rap.
“I ain’t gonna be cooking all day, I ain’t your mama/ I ain’t gonna do your laundry I ain’t your mama,” the song goes.
— PAPER Magazine (@papermagazine) April 7, 2016
For many, Jennifer Lopez’s decision to work with Dr. Luke on a song about women empowerment is not only ironic but it also strips the song of its meaning.
Fans of the pop singer are saddened by her move. Outraged Twitter users have bashed the American Idol judge for collaborating with Dr. Luke, who has been accused of raping Kesha.
A look back at the legal battle between Kesha, Sony and Dr. Luke: https://t.co/qyJViFsaO5
— AJ+ (@ajplus) April 6, 2016
Even though the producer won the legal battles connected with Kesha’s rape allegation, irate fans tweeted they are not going to support Jennifer Lopez and her new single. Others wished her, and the producer, low sales.
“I wish JLO nothing but menopause and low sales with her Dr. Luke lead single,” one Twitter user wrote.
I wish JLO nothing but menopause and low sales with her Dr. Luke lead single. ??
— jack (@dashausofjack) April 7, 2016
Despite the ongoing rape case, Dr. Luke, whose full name is Lukasz Gottwald, is still working with Sony Music Entertainment. He has repeatedly denied Kesha’s rape accusations.
Kesha’s plea to be free from her contract with Kemosabe Records, part of the Sony Records company, was dismissed by the court on Wednesday. The pop singer had asked to be released from her contract, and claimed Dr. Luke had physically and emotionally abused her throughout her entire career. She likened her deal with the company to “slavery.”
In her lawsuit, the singer claimed that Dr. Luke drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005 and 2008, and the producer threatened to ruin her career if she spoke up about it.
A New York judge rejected her lawsuit, citing a lack of evidence and jurisdiction, with Kesha residing in California and entering the contract with the recording outfit in New York.
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) April 7, 2016
Judge Shirley Kornreich said that Kesha’s allegations “failed to substantiate her allegations that the producer harbored animus toward women or was motivated by gender animus when he allegedly behaved violently toward Kesha.” This was in response to her claim that she was a victim of a hate crime.
“Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime,” she further wrote.
Since her rape case began, thousands of supporters have rallied to free her from her contract with Dr. Luke. Singers such as Adele and Taylor Swift, the latter reportedly donated $250,000 to Kesha to help her with court expenses, have joined the #FreeKesha movement to show their support for their fellow singer.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez will perform “Ain’t Your Mama” on the final episode of the American Idol on Thursday.
— Teen Network (@iaam) April 8, 2016
“Guys have this tendency, once they love you in the beginning, and you’re the hottest woman on Earth, and then all of a sudden, it’s like, ‘Okay… where’s my food?'” Jennifer Lopez said of her song on ET. “It’s like, ‘What!? Are you kidding me? Take me out! What are you doing right now?'”
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