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Kelly Clarkson Says She Lost 'Millions' By Refusing a Writing Credit with Dr Luke

Kelly Clarkson Says She Lost 'Millions' By Refusing a Writing Credit with Dr Luke

Kelly Clarkson is speaking out about Dr Luke again after saying she was blackmailed into working with him last year.

This time, Kelly is saying that she lost millions of dollars because of a writing credit she never received on the 2009 song “My Life Would Suck Without You.”

“There’s a lot of times in my career where you don’t see my name on a song,” Kelly told Z100. “Sometimes I don’t write them, but a lot of times I do change the song in a way that probably you should ask for credit, but I don’t because the song was already great. I just made it more me and I think a lot of artists steal credit a lot from writers, which I think is super crappy because that’s their livelihood.”

“I did deserve it on that song just because I changed it a bit, but I really just didn’t—especially at that time, I was so frustrated that I was forced to work…basically, they were going to sit on my record unless I did what they wanted and I was so frustrated because I literally said, ‘Anyone in the world but this one person. I will work with anyone you want to put in my path. I just had a negative experience. The guy is super talented. I’m not negating that. That’s a fact, obviously,” Kelly continued, referencing Dr Luke. “And I asked not to work with Dr. Luke… just because I had not a good experience with him. It was one thing and they wouldn’t even give it to me.”

“I don’t want my name near his,” Kelly continued. “I don’t even want—I want to pretend this didn’t happen in my life and I want to forget it. There’s hundreds of thousands of dollars gone because of that…or millions actually. That song was huge,” she said. “I was making a point to the people working with me going, ‘This is how much I didn’t want to do this.’ I don’t care about the money. I don’t care about, ‘Oh, you’re going to be the most famous person ever if you do this.’ That’s not what holds weight in my life.”

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  • Penny Dreadful

    This lends a lot of credence to Kesha’s accusations. The guy seems to be a total dirtbag – very possible an actual criminal who belongs behind bars. Kelly makes the second woman who has put her career and reputation on the line to say what a shit Luke is. That’s NOT an easy thing to do in a fickle industry that’s mostly run (on the inside) by men.

  • Shell

    Dirt bag doesn’t equal rapist though no matter how much of a dick he is.

  • GraceThalia

    Kesha accused him of rape. There is evidence of at minimum verbal abuse in emails. Kelly had such bad experiences with him she gave up millions of dollars to not have her name near his. Kelly is trying to block out even memories of him. But you still won’t believe he raped Kesha. Why?

  • dalovelee

    I’m surprised by the hypocrisy of the liberal entertainment industry..they slam POTUS and yet throughout their careers they work with sleezy talented misogynistic people in their industry making millions. But then they love to pretend Hollywood/music industry is so cool and above it all.

  • BooHoo

    I really like her. And after all those American Idol shows she and maybe 2 or 3 others have long careers. crazy.

  • Shell

    I didn’t say I didn’t believe her nor did I say I did. My point was you can be the most hatest, despicable person in existence but it doesn’t automatically make you a rapist.

  • Kelley

    she is one of the rare people in the business, who puts conscience over profit. legit. major kudos to her.

  • Kelley

    sad and true.

  • tom

    women just love to accuse men of rape