She's got a lot to say.
Kesha opens up about her widely publicized sexual assault lawsuit against Dr. Luke in a new tell-all interview with the New York Times
, and it sounds like she wants everyone to know that even though she ended up dropping it, she was still very much abused by the producer. In fact, his insults about her weight drove her to almost starve herself to death!
The "Tik Tok" songstress explained that when she first began to collaborate with Dr. Luke, he backed her into a corner with her image.
"Something that was always told to me is: ‘You’re fun. We’re going to capitalize on that,' I was like, ‘I am fun, but I’m a lot of other things.’ But Luke’s like: ‘No, you’re fun. That’s all you are for your first record,'" she recounted. "To this day, I’ve never released a single that’s a true ballad, and I feel like those are the songs that balance out the perception of you, because you can be a fun girl. You can go and have a crazy night out, but you also, as a human being, have vulnerable emotions. You have love," she added.
Once she found fame, that's when Dr. Luke began to attack her weight and give her massive body image issues, including the eating disorder she sought treatment for shortly before filing her lawsuit in October 2014. She claims that he belittled her in front of people and called her a "fat refrigerator."
"I was under immense pressure to starve myself. And I tried to and almost killed myself in the process.
. As you grow up and you grow awareness, some say ignorance is bliss, and in some ways, it is, but once you realize and you gain knowledge, it’s there, and you can’t deny it. And now I’m very much aware of things that I wasn’t before, and it keeps me more accountable for my actions. I was taking back my strength, and I was taking back my voice, and taking back my power, taking back my body. I’m just taking back my [expletive] life," she fumed.
As far as making new music goes, the chart topper revealed that she made 22 songs over the summer and submitted them to Sony, but they have yet to be released due to pending contract litigation.
What a nightmare! Free Kesha, we want new tunes!