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Bebe Rexha describes awkward experience at Dr. Luke's home, thanks Pebe for talking her out of working with him

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TomTom    8,897
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That nerve may also have saved her career – because it is not just the entertainment industry’s damaging attitude to her weight that has forced Rexha to put her gloves up. She’s had to fight to protect her talent from the music industry’s instinct to exploit her.

“When I first got to LA, I worked with a very big producer. He put me in a room with lots of other songwriters and engineers who all seemed high [on drugs]. One writer walked in and said, ‘Listen – you have no hits, but I have loads, so I’m going to go downstairs and party with my friends and you’re going to write a song, record the vocals and edit it. That will be our song that we wrote together.’”

That encounter happened at the home of producer Dr Luke, real name Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, who had flown Rexha to LA for her big break.

Just a year later, his profile was raised when the singer Kesha filed a lawsuit against Gottwald citing numerous allegations, including emotional distress and employment discrimination. He filed a countersuit alleging defamation, and all claims were eventually dropped, with Kesha remaining in a recording contract with him that meant she didn’t release any music for four years.

When I ask her about Kesha, she says quite simply, “I was scared that could have been my situation. I remember being at a dinner party with [Kesha and her mother, Pebe Sebert]. Her mom came up to me and whispered, ‘Don’t do it.’ She was talking about working with Dr Luke. The music industry can be a dark place, and she could have been trying to stop me from getting in her daughter’s way. But I listened and honestly? Trusting her was the best thing I ever did.”

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/entertainment/a28674111/bebe-rexha-cosmopolitan-uk-october-cover/

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Dan    15,059

Pebe a hero once again cry7 

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Eclipsa    157

this is so unsettling. Pebe is an angel tbh

also the thing she said about the songwriter making her write the song herself but having them both have credits makes me wonder just how much female artists who have collabed with this type of producers have actually written those songs by themselves wat3

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Andy!    13,001
55 minutes ago, Dan said:

Pebe a hero once again cry7 

We all need a Pebe angel cry7 

“Don’t do it”

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Dan    15,059
16 minutes ago, Andrew! said:

We all need a Pebe angel cry7 

“Don’t do it”

It's why I miss MCBL so much cry0 

Her iconic personality really shined through on it 

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idrk    617
1 hour ago, TomTom said:

He filed a countersuit alleging defamation, and all claims were eventually dropped

he dropped his defamation claims?

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TomTom    8,897
Just now, idrk said:

he dropped his defamation claims?

Mess lmfao1

Yeah, they got that wrong. Journalism these days rip4

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idrk    617
1 minute ago, TomTom said:

Mess lmfao1

Yeah, they got that wrong. Journalism these days rip4

Almost got excited there for a secondari9

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Okan    7,538
On 9/3/2019 at 5:21 PM, Dan said:

Pebe a hero once again cry7 

Came here to post this jj2 

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LuranusLur    4,158

I dont think anyone should work for dr luke he is still mean 

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Chris Morlock    44,760
3 hours ago, LuranusLur said:

I dont think anyone should work for dr luke he is still mean 

Someone needs to tell Kim Petras this. 

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LuranusLur    4,158
15 hours ago, Chris Morlock said:

Someone needs to tell Kim Petras this. 

Yes

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LuranusLur    4,158
15 hours ago, Chris Morlock said:

Someone needs to tell Kim Petras this. 

If she did not work with him i would listen to her songs 

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Sheezus    8,753

Me: Who's shook?

Everyone else: ...

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Chris Morlock    44,760
10 hours ago, Sheezus said:

Me: Who's shook?

Everyone else: ...

if this does not explain how bad the activity here is fall4 

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Sheezus    8,753
16 hours ago, Chris Morlock said:

if this does not explain how bad the activity here is fall4 

Yas! You ditched the rapist avatar! cheer1 

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