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Kesha 'Tried to & Almost Killed' Herself Amid Dr. Luke's Alleged Abuse

Kesha 'Tried to & Almost Killed' Herself Amid Dr. Luke's Alleged Abuse

Kesha takes the cover of The New York Times Magazine‘s culture issue.

Here’s what the 29-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On the perception that she’s ‘fun’: “Something that was always told to me is: ‘You’re fun. We’re going to capitalize on that.’ I was like, ‘I am fun, but I’m a lot of other things.’ But Luke’s like: ‘No, you’re fun. That’s all you are for your first record.’”

On producer Dr. Luke altering “Tik Tok”: “I remember specifically him saying: ‘Make it more dumb. Make it more stupid. Make it more simple, just dumb.’‚ÄČI was like, O.K., ‘Boys try to touch my junk. Going to get crunk. Everybody getting drunk,’ or whatever, and he was like, ‘Perfect.’”

On Dr. Luke’s alleged verbal abuse: “I was under immense pressure to starve myself. And I tried to and almost killed myself in the process.”

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UPDATE: Dr. Luke has released a length statement responding to this NYT profile.

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