Kelly Clarkson Says She Lost Out On 'Millions' Turning Down Songwriting Credit With Dr. Luke

Kelly Clarkson would do anything to avoid working with Dr. Luke again.

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, The American Idol alum told Z100 that her old label, RCA, essentially forced her to work with the controversial pop songwriter/producer on "My Life Would Suck Without You" in 2009. 

"Basically, they were gonna sit on my record unless I did what they wanted," the 35-year-old revealed. "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 had a good experience with him." The two had previously worked together on "Since U Been Gone" in 2004.

As Clarkson, who recently announced that her new album, Meaning of Life, will drop Oct. 27, explained it, Dr. Luke wrote the hit single with Max Martin and Claude Kelly. But the "Breakaway" singer claims she made enough changes to it to earn a songwriting credit — which she rejected. 

"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,'" the "Love So Soft" singer admitted, knowingly refusing "hundreds of thousands of dollars — or millions" in potential royalties. "I was making a point to the people working with me going, 'This is how much I didn't want to do this.'"

Clarkson was one of several celebrities to publicly support Kesha during the "Praying" singer's harrowing legal battle with Dr. Luke between 2014 and 2016 over claims of sexual assault and battery. However, the Grammy winner was quick to note that she did not share the same issues with the producer, adding that she is simply "not a fan."

These two are certainly not the only musicians to run into trouble with the pop music hit-maker. Read up on other artists who have had drama with Dr. Luke here.