1:42 am - 01/05/2014

Ke$ha Eating Disorder, Rehab Underscores Nasty Label Fight

Ke$ha has been involved in a nasty fight with her record label boss Dr. Luke, which may have added to the pressure leading her to voluntarily enter rehab for an eating disorder and other problems, according to a source.

The continuing label battle was evidenced when the pop/rock singer released the latest video for “Dirty Love,” a song off her new album Warrior.

Curiously, ’70s rock icon Iggy Pop, who featured prominently on the album version of the track was AWOL in the video. Even the lyric he sang was gone. Ke$ha cited Pop as a major influence for her sophomore release.

Ke$ha noted when she dropped the video on YouTube, Dec. 31, that it marked her directorial debut. That’s because she made the video without Dr. Luke’s approval, the source said.

“She likely had no legal right to use the album version, so she used the Iggy Pop free original demo instead,” the source added.

“She’s fighting to break free from her controlling label boss Dr. Luke, so she made a video of a rock song to defy him. She wanted Warrior to be a rock album.

“He was the one who insisted on dance and electro songs. She’s been in open rebellion against him for a year and the Free Kesha Luke creative freedom movement is getting bigger and more aggressive,” the source added.

Warrior, didn’t’t come close to matching the sales of her debut album Animal, although that’s not all that unusual for a sophomore album. That may have led to friction with her label.

The album is known for it’s heavy rock-influenced sound, although it’s still basically classified as electro-pop with a decidedly dance vibe.

The 26-year-old singer raised eyebrows in April last year when she revealed her dramatically slimer shape before appearing at the MTV Movie Awards. She shocked the audience by lighting up a cigarette on stage, according to Celebrity Health & Fitness, which tracks celebrity health issues.

She look at least 25 pounds heavier when she was spotted in a bikini on an Australian beach in 2012.

There are also claims being made that apparently Dr. Luke is one of the reasons for Ke$ha's sudden check into rehab. According to sources he called her a "refrigerator" on the set of the Die Young music video, among other things throughout her career. This was all but confirmed by Ke$ha's mother on twitter:

There is also a "Let Ke$ha have creative freedom" petition which seems to be getting a lot of attention lately, if you'd like to sign the petition click here including a "Free Ke$ha from Dr. Luke" movement which was shared by Ke$ha's mother. You can watch the video here

Ke$ha is a real sweetheart, and I truly wish her all the very best!

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superdogbiter 4th-Jan-2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
god this sucks
wits 4th-Jan-2014 05:58 pm (UTC)
warrior was such a fun, great album, it's unfortunate it did so poorly. i hope she gets the help she needs.
propera_parada 4th-Jan-2014 05:58 pm (UTC)
We're reporting on her eating disorder so let's go back in time and talk about how heavy she looked before said eating disorder. That'll be helpful.

Also, she shocked audiences with a cigarette? Her first song was about brushing ehr teeth with Jack, I'm sure cigarettes don't shock her audience.
irishmcass 7th-Jan-2014 01:44 am (UTC)
IA with all of this
mikasaackerman 4th-Jan-2014 05:59 pm (UTC)
i don't see this ending well :/

and dang that tweet.. i hope she'll get better.
jjjdgergfer 5th-Jan-2014 02:28 am (UTC)
I hope so
powerbottom 4th-Jan-2014 06:00 pm (UTC)
omg did her mom just admit to him saying that about Ke$ha??????????????
tiltheworldend 4th-Jan-2014 06:01 pm (UTC)
I dont follow Kesha that much but the whole situation with Dr.Luke and her label just sounds like a mess! Where/who is her manager? It sounds like she's all alone fighting against everyone else
urbasicbye 4th-Jan-2014 06:07 pm (UTC)
well she was hired to work as a songwriter for dr luke then he put her on right round and did her solo projects. so he basically does own her lol
demonsandsongs 4th-Jan-2014 07:49 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't be surprised if Kemosabe Records is also her management. A lot of labels do both nowadays.
homicidalslayer 4th-Jan-2014 08:50 pm (UTC)
IIRC, he's also her manager.
tiltheworldend 5th-Jan-2014 04:04 am (UTC)

litebritepeg 4th-Jan-2014 06:06 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I feel you. I have been battling mine for so long too:( th he fridge comment is disgusting. Idk what I would do if someone said that to me.
hormoaning 4th-Jan-2014 06:09 pm (UTC)
liddlebins 4th-Jan-2014 06:15 pm (UTC)
eds suck. im trying to recover too but everytime I try to stop it feels like im breaking down. and I really really fucking want out

I feel esp for kesha bc she was on that issue of self and she was being praised for her aesthetic efforts but imo fitspiration is thinspiration for working out... besides being an obsession, it's just, idk

I've been trying to do better with my ed by eating better and working out but tbh it's made it worse. the root hasn't been taken care of

I wish you the best
ekrelly 4th-Jan-2014 06:16 pm (UTC)

and i feel you bb. i've been dealing with mine for years. finally got into recovery last year but i relapse on a semi regular basis and it gets pretty discouraging sometimes.
doimoveyou 4th-Jan-2014 07:06 pm (UTC)
I wish you the best <3
coneyqueen 4th-Jan-2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
ive almost fully recovered from anorexia/bulimia after i started smoking large amounts of weed
cloudsnberries 5th-Jan-2014 01:06 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for what you have to go through. <3
deja_vu822 5th-Jan-2014 02:37 am (UTC)
flshphotography 5th-Jan-2014 02:42 am (UTC)
an eating disorder is honestly one of the most messed up things in life
needtolove 7th-Jan-2014 07:07 am (UTC)
i'm sorry, i feel you <3 it's coming up on 10 years for me and basically nothing has changed ... it's like i can't stop my mind from working/thinking this way no matter what
untxi 4th-Jan-2014 06:01 pm (UTC)
She shocked the audience by lighting up a cigarette on stage

Yeah, what a shocker. Never seen before.


Celebrity Health & Fitness, which tracks celebrity health issues

That's just creepy. It's disturbing such a thing even exists ffs.
brogitsune 4th-Jan-2014 06:03 pm (UTC)
lol how is that creepy tho
untxi 4th-Jan-2014 06:10 pm (UTC)
an organization that spends its time tracking celebs' health issues...?! like wtf?
alexander2808 4th-Jan-2014 06:24 pm (UTC)
idk why people reacted SO much on cigarette use, to each their own tbh
leperheart 4th-Jan-2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
you're on a celebrity gossip site and are shocked and "disturbed" something like that exists? o rly.
estuaryscary 4th-Jan-2014 07:57 pm (UTC)
randommakings 4th-Jan-2014 06:02 pm (UTC)
This is scary sad
hearthecity 4th-Jan-2014 06:02 pm (UTC)
Dr Luke sounds like a shitty person.

Her deconstructed EP was so good. If she doesn't want to go the typical pop route I think she'd be fine.
oblika_farika 4th-Jan-2014 06:03 pm (UTC)
dr luke is a little cunt

remember when kelly clarkson didn't want to use him for her 3rd album and he was shit talking her?
hearthecity 4th-Jan-2014 06:05 pm (UTC)
Did Kelly ever work with him in the past? I remember the feud she had with Ryan Tedder but not this one
oblika_farika 4th-Jan-2014 06:06 pm (UTC)
since u been gone put dr luke on the map
placentipede 4th-Jan-2014 06:08 pm (UTC)
He produced pretty much her entire second album. Behind these hazel eyes, since u been gone, etc
these_eyes_lie 4th-Jan-2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
Luke was such a bitter bitch about that whole situation. He was all over message boards trashing "Never Again" and the album before it even came out.

I'm so glad Kelly put her foot down and won't work with him anymore. She talks about it in this interview around 4:50.

"I don't want to sound like a robot. I won a singing competition so obviously people think I can sing. It's not even that the producers are even trying to offend you, they're just so used to their formulaic habits (i.e. autotune). I don't even mean anything to them. There are certain producers you work with and they have you sing a song that Katy Perry, Avril, Kesha, Pink, anybody could've sang and they didn't care who sings it. It's not like they're invested in 'Kelly Clarkson,' they're invested in their songs. And that's cool if you want to be that kind of person-- I don't want to work with people like that. So, I've really started putting my foot down and saying 'No.'"
brakelightz 4th-Jan-2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
I'm glad she's getting help. I'm not a huge fan of her music, but she seems nice and I hop she gets better.
peddlestools 4th-Jan-2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
i remember y'all called her a refrigerator too

although there's a difference between someone saying it on the internet on a celebrity site famous people can easily avoid and a colleague saying it directly to her face :\
brogitsune 4th-Jan-2014 06:06 pm (UTC)
alexander2808 4th-Jan-2014 06:29 pm (UTC)
i remember y'all called her a refrigerator too

thebloomroom 4th-Jan-2014 06:37 pm (UTC)
ya im dying at everyones faux concern about comments said here in the past.. yall prob said the same shit lol
leperheart 4th-Jan-2014 07:13 pm (UTC)
hypocrisy is ONTD's thing
h0tfuss 4th-Jan-2014 08:01 pm (UTC)
People in general (not just ONTD) don't have a good sense of what personal problems look like in the real world. They think that mental illness and other issues look like a series of symptoms from a list in their psych-101 textbooks. If you go back and look at the early posts about Amanda Bynes and how people talked about her, to now and how everyone's like "Omg, why didn't anyone see the signs???"....um, you assholes did see the signs, and you made fun of them. Pointing it out in the early stages is frowned upon ("omg don't be an armchair psychiatrist!") but it was so obvious that something serious was going on with her. And ONTD made fun of her.

I feel like Ke$ha's ED isn't getting as much vocal sympathy as other pop stars' because of how many people thought her figure was unattractive.
oblika_farika 4th-Jan-2014 06:05 pm (UTC)
i wonder who pulled the plug on her collar album with the flaming lips
rainbowren 4th-Jan-2014 06:09 pm (UTC)
No one knows for sure, but Wayne Coyne retweeted this when they announced that it was cancelled

ponpiri 4th-Jan-2014 06:06 pm (UTC)
...which may have added to the pressure leading her to voluntarily enter rehab for an eating disorder and other problems, according to a source.

kidviciousdonna 4th-Jan-2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
It could be issues that often go along with Ed like anxiety, depression
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