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Katy Perry Collaborated With Dr. Luke On Her Upcoming Album: Fans React

Katy Perry shared details of her upcoming album 143 —named after the 1990s pager code for “I love you”—on Wednesday (July 10), revealing that the long-awaited project will arrive on Sept. 20 via Capitol Records.

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As Rolling Stone It was previously reported that Perry met with some producers from her previous works, including Stargate, Max Martin, and most controversially, Dr. Luke. In 2023, Kesha and Dr. Luke settled their bitter nine-year legal battle before trial was scheduled. The producer claimed that Kesha defamed him in 2014 when she made the “false and shocking” allegation that he drugged and raped her after a party in 2005.

At one point in the legal battle, Perry was drawn into the conversation. In a statement dated July 21, 2017, and released in August 2018, Perry denied allegations that Luke raped her. She also said that Luke had never given her sleeping medication, that she had never had a sexual or romantic relationship with him, and that she had never told anyone, even jokingly, that Luke had raped her.

The allegations were part of Luke’s defamation lawsuit against Kesha, in which Luke’s team claimed that Kesha had told Lady Gaga in a text message conversation that Luke had also raped Perry. Kesha, in turn, responded by saying that both she and Gaga had first received that information from a major record label CEO.

With Dr. Luke’s controversial past and in light of his ongoing legal battle with Kesha, several fans took to social media to express their disappointment over Perry’s decision to reunite with the producer. “I’m sorry but I can’t listen to any new Katy Perry songs written and/or produced by Dr. Luke,” one fan tweeted, for example. “I don’t like Dr. Luke for many reasons and I personally can’t support his career. Sorry Katy but I’m so disappointed.”

See more fan reactions to Perry’s work with Dr. Luke below.

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