Dr. Luke is a hit-maker who’s worked with some of your favorite artists like Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and Rihanna. But fans of Ke$ha think he’s bad news for her career, so much so, they’ve started an online petition to liberate the singer from her eight album deal with the producer.
If you don’t know, Ke$ha is signed to Dr. Luke’s record label, Kemosabe Entertainment, and publishing company. As to why fans think the producer is a detriment to Ke$ha, it has to do with the fact that she hasn’t had full creative control of her music. She even complained about singing her single, “Die Young.”
In the online petition in support of Ke$ha, it reads:
“It’s no surprise that Ke$ha’s craft of storytelling through music moves fans around the world. It’s also nothing new that Ke$ha gets “bullied” as being one dimensional, or a one trick pony. “With Warrior, I want to show people I can write and sing” I think you can’t really see Ke$ha’s creativity and talent when it’s being covered and controlled by higherarchy. It’s no surprise that Ke$ha is “forced” to work with the same collective group of people, through each record. Dr. Luke is controlling ke$ha like a puppet, feeding her what she doesn’t want, and her creativity is dwindling and affected negativity. In the first season of My Crazy Beautiful life, while showing the creative process behind Warrior, Ke$ha is shown recording the track Machine Gun Love, which was later turned down by the albums executive producers for it being too different and not being a sound that she’s known for. Ke$ha makes it clear that her producer, Dr. Luke, is stunting her from growing as an artist by making her sing the same generic, predictable, recycled, pop song.”
The petition has already been signed by 1,345 individuals, with the goal being 15,000 signatures.
You can check out the entire petition here.