Kelly Clarkson has spoken out in a recent interview about how she lost thousands, if not millions of dollars by refusing a co-writing credit with controversial music producer Dr. Luke.
Dr. Luke, whose real name is Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, has been a controversial figure in recent years, becoming a household name due to a lawsuit by pop singer Kesha. The singer had claimed that Dr. Luke had sexually, physically, verbally, and emotionally abused her, to the point where she almost took her own life. Kesha claimed that some of these instances dated back to as far as 2008.
Now, as Rolling Stone reports, Kelly Clarkson has stated that she had forgone a co-writing credit on her 2009 hit ‘My Life Would Suck Without You’, so as to avoid having her name associated with the music producer.
The American Idol winner recently spoke to US radio station Z100, during which time she addressed the situation. “I was making a point to the people working with me, going, ‘This is how much I don’t want to do this,'” Clarkson said. “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.”
Kelly Clarkson noted that despite the fact that Dr. Luke was the initial author of the track, the significant amount of changes that she had made to the tracks means that she should have been given a co-writing credit.