A shocking new report claims that Ke$ha’s very own music producer is the person who drove her into rehab — and now a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the man is notorious for mistreating his artists.
Dr. Luke has a long history of success in the music business — producing songs for Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, and Kelly Clarkson — but his integrity is being called into question after a new report claimed that Ke$ha is blaming her eating disorder and subsequent trip to rehab on him.
Ke$ha: Dr. Luke Drove Me To Eating Disorder
While the two were working together, Dr. Luke reportedly constantly berated Ke$ha for being overweight, according to TMZ. After the singer’s 2011 “Get Sleazy” tour ended, Luke allegedly ragged on her for gaining weight during her down time, and things apparently got even more vindictive from there.
Ke$ha has reportedly revealed to friends that during a 2012 music video shoot, Luke told her she looked like “a f**king refrigerator,” and was urging her management team to do something about her weight.
Obviously those kind of personal attacks could deeply affect anyone — and Ke$ha was not immune to them. On Jan. 3, the singer checked into a Chicago area treatment center for an eating disorder.
Dr. Luke: How He Treats His Artists
Though we can’t confirm the specificity of TMZ’s report — and that he ever berated her so viciously — a source did tell HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Dr. Luke is infamous for being hard on his singers.
“He doesn’t care how his artists react because it’s all about the paychecks,” the source told us. “He is so successful that he makes his artists feel that he doesn’t need him but they need him.”
That definitely doesn’t sound like a beneficial relationship for any performer, and it may have taken a serious toll on Ke$ha. What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Dr. Luke is to blame for Ke$ha’s eating disorder?
— Andrew Gruttadaro