A new report has emerged online claiming that Ke$ha’s very own music producer is the person who drove her to eating disorder and subsequent trip to rehab.
While the two have been working together for quite a long time, Dr. Luke was reportedly constantly berating Ke$ha for being overweight, according to TMZ. The things got worse after the singer’s 2011 “Get Sleazy” tour when Luke allegedly bashed on her for gaining weight during her down time.
Ke$ha has reportedly revealed to her friends that during a 2012 music video shoot, Luke told her she looked like “a f**king refrigerator”, and asked her management team to do something to bring her back to normal figure.
Ke$ha took those personal attacks so much that she had to check into a Chicago area treatment center for an eating disorder on Jan. 3.
Though Dr. Luke has a great portfolio in the music business — producing songs for singers like Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne and Katy Perry, but a source tells HollywoodLife.com that Dr. Luke is notorious for mistreating his singers. The insider tells that it’s all about the paychecks that Luke cares. “He is so successful that he makes his artists feel that he doesn’t need them but they need him,” the source added.
No matter how successful you are in your field, it’s definitely not a proper way to treat any performer, and it may have taken a serious toll on Ke$ha.