Kelly Clarkson 'turned down millions' to avoid writing credit with Dr Luke

Kelly Clarkson in a radio interview
She said in a new interview she refused to share writing credit with the producer. Photo credit: Getty

Kelly Clarkson has revealed in a new interview that she could have received a writing credit on her hit 'My Life Would Suck Without You,' but she turned down "hundreds of thousands of dollarsor millions" in royalties to avoid sharing the credit with music producer Dr. Luke.

In the interview with US radio show z100, Clarkson revealed that her record label RCA, owned by Sony, made her produce a track with the controversial producer, who's real name is Lucas Gottwald.

"Basically, they were gonna sit on my record unless I did what they wanted," Clarkson said. "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.'" She added, "It was just this one thing, and I asked not to work with Dr. Luke just because I had not a good experience with him."

Kesha has also claimed the same thing, previously accusing label bosses at Sony of forcing "an abusive relationship" between herself and producer Dr Luke by reportedly turning "a blind eye" to allegations of his inappropriate behaviour. Dr Luke is the subject of Kesha's new album, including her hit single 'Praying'.

American Idol winner Clarkson revealed that from changing the original lyrics from how they were written by Dr Luke, she could have reeived a writing credit and a share of the royalties, but she refused as an act of non-cooperation.

"I was like, 'I don't want my name near his. I want to pretend this didn't happen in my life and I want to forget it." While Clarkson avoided going into details, she said; "I generally love everyone. You have to really be a special kind of person for me not to like you."