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Kelly Clarkson Clarifies Her Record Label Did Not "Blackmail" Her Into Working With Dr. Luke

Singer defends her label

Kelly Clarkson has no beef with her record label. Yesterday, the singer said that she was blackmailed into working with producer Dr. Luke--who is currently fighting allegations of sexual abuse from Kesha--but she took to Twitter to clarify that her current label, RCA Records, is not the culprit. "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!"

Kelly has been on RCA Records since the start of her career and Peter Edge has headed the label since 2011. It's unclear then, who Kelly was referring to in her previous statements. “The last time I worked with [Dr. Luke] I only worked with him because literally I got blackmailed by my label,” she said to Australia's Kyle & Jackie O Show. “It was a really hard time for me, they were like, ‘We will not put your label out if you don't do this.' We have a whole [touring] crew to support...people that depend on us for their livelihood so sometimes you have to make decisions that you just have to swallow that pill.” She continued, "We've clashed before... He's difficult to work with, he's kind of demeaning. Unfortunately when you have that poor a character that so many artists don't like you, that's not normal.”

Luke has produced hits like "Since U Been Gone" for Kelly. He has dismissed allegations by Kesha that he sexually assaulted her during their time working together. Interestingly, Kelly's tweet dissolves RCA of any guilt but doesn't take back any of the things she's said about the producer. 

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