The artist discusses her struggles while working with Dr. Luke
Kesha has claimed that she was under pressure to look thinner while working with Dr. Luke, forcing her to nearly starve to death.
The artist said of the 43-year-old producer: “I was under immense pressure to starve myself. And I tried to and almost killed myself in the process.”
She was also in disagreement with Dr. Luke due to some offensive lyrics he wanted her to sing.
Kesha told the New York Times: “Lyrics that would say, ‘Get that heifer out my face. I’m going to pull your ponytail back because you don’t know me, bitch, you phony trick.’
I was like, ‘O.K., not going to sing that. I will not sing those words. Like, no.’ And then there was this argument about it.”
But not all is bad news for the creative artist, as she is working on new music and is said to be released soon.
She added in a statement: “Creating a new album takes time, and everyone’s goal is to deliver a high quality album consistent with Kesha’s past releases. We hope to share exciting new music with Kesha’s fans soon.”
However, Kesha’s lawyer had less than favorable words about her upcoming projects. She has reportedly fallen behind on the creation of new tracks and has been offered very little in the way of promotional support.
He shared: “Kesha has been trying for six months to record and release new music. Only in the last month, after our last court hearing, has any progress been made, but it is hardly enough. Kesha still has received no commitments on promotion, songs, or even a release date. We hope things turn around fast. Meanwhile, Kesha intends to continue participating in the creative process in the hopes she can meaningfully return to work.”
Kesha and Dr. Luke had fallen out after claims of sexual assault and abuse. This prompted the star to file legal documents seeking to have her contract effectively dissolved.