Dr. Luke to Be Dropped From Sony Music? ‘It’s Being Discussed’

Dr. Luke arrives at the 30th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on April 17, 2013. Credit: Allen Berezovsky/WireImage

Update: Dr. Luke's attorney denied to TMZ on Wednesday, March 9, that Sony is ending its contract with the famed producer. "Luke has an excellent relationship with Sony," the lawyer told the website. "His representatives are in regular contact with executives at the highest levels of Sony, and this has never come up."


Sony Music may finally be taking action amid the ongoing controversy surrounding music producer Dr. Luke and “TiK ToK” singer Kesha, a source tells Us Weekly.

“It’s being discussed,” the insider says of the company potentially severing its professional ties with the producer (real name: Lukasz Gottwald). "It’s a legal issue so it’s not an easy thing and a lot of people need to weigh in."

A rep for Sony Music had no comment.

On Wednesday, March 9, The Wrap reported that Dr. Luke — the man behind such hits as Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” and “Teenage Dream”; Miley Cyrus’ "Party in the U.S.A.”; and Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend” — was potentially going to get the boot after Sony executives determined their working relationship was too publicly contentious.

“There is no contest. Kesha has no case in regards to her contract but they can’t afford the Adeles of the world out in the streets calling the label unsupportive,” a source told the site. “The fact that this hasn’t already been taken care of with Luke is confusing, especially for people in the building.”

In February, Kesha, 29, made headlines after she lost her injunction to be freed from her six-album contract with Dr. Luke in light of her allegations that the 42-year-old producer had physically, emotionally and sexually abused her in the decade that they worked together.

Though the “Timber” singer lost the court case, she has gained support from fans as well as many big-name celebrities, including Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson.

Clarkson recently slammed the producer, whom she worked with on hits such as “Since U Been Gone” and “Behind These Hazel Eyes,” for being a less-than-stellar collaborator.

“Unfortunately, when you have that poor of character, like, so many artists don’t like you and don’t like working with you,” she said during an interview with Australia’s Kyle & Jackie O radio show on Monday, March 7. “You know, that’s not normal. I get along with everybody I work with. He’s just not a good guy for me.”

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