Dr. Luke is currently involved in a legal battle over claims he raped Kesha
Alexandra Pollard

10:41 8th March 2016

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Kelly Clarkson has claimed that she was "blackmailed" by her label into working with Dr. Luke - the producer with whom Kesha is currently embroiled in a legal batlle over claims he raped her.

As previously reported, Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke back in 2014, claiming that he had sexually and emotionally abused her over the course of a decade. Last month, a judge ruled that she could not be released from her contract, and is still obliged to record four more albums under Dr. Luke's label.

At the time, Kelly Clarkson wrote on Twitter, "Trying 2 not say anything since I can't say anything nice about a person... so this is me not talking about Dr. Luke."

Now, in an interview with Australia's KIIS, she's expanded on that tweet, saying she only worked with the producer "because literally I got blackmailed by my label. They were like, 'We will not put your album out if you don't do this."

She also said, "Unfortunately, when you have that poor of character – so many artists don't like you and don't like working with you – that's not normal. I get along with everyone I work with, but he's just not a good guy for me."

She continued, "Obviously, he’s a talented dude. He just lied a lot. I've run into a couple of really bad situations. Musically, it's been really hard for me because he will just lie to people. And it's like, 'What?' And it makes the artist look bad He's kind of difficult to work with; kind of demeaning."

Meanwhile, Kesha recently made a speech at the Human Rights Campaign Nashville after being awarded the Visibility Award for her work with LGBT youth - during which she thanked fans for their support during this time.

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