Kelly Clarkson performs on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas.

Kelly Clarkson performs on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas.

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Many women in the music industry outspokenly supported pop singer Kesha after a court ruled she was ineligible to break her contract with a producer she claimed emotionally abused and raped her. Supporters included Kelly Clarkson, and in an interview with Australian radio station KIIS 106.5, the D-FW-raised singer divulged exactly why.

Clarkson claimed her label "blackmailed" her into working with Dr. Luke, the producer in question, and said if she didn't, they wouldn't release her album.

"He’s not a good person, to me. We’ve clashed. He’s difficult to work with, he’s kind of demeaning," Clarkson said on air.

Clarkson further described Dr. Luke as "not a good person," but said she felt there was very little she could do for Kesha because she wasn't there. She did, however, tweet about the scenario when the ruling was announced.

According to the New York Times, Sony responded to outcry from several celebrities, including Lady Gaga and Adele, by stating the company does not have the authority to terminate the contractual relationship between Kesha and Dr. Luke because she is signed to a Sony subsidiary, which the producer owns.

Listen to the full interview below starting at 1:15:30.

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