J.Lo and Meghan

Meghan Trainor Defends Jennifer Lopez On Collaboration With Dr. Luke

Jennifer Lopez has recently come under fire after she debuted her new single, Ain’t Your Mama during the American Idol final, which was produced by Dr. Luke.

The song, which canters female independence and empowerment with a catchy beat, has been somewhat tarnished when it was revealed that the now notorious Dr. Luke was a producer on the ballad. For those that don’t know, Dr. Luke has been embroiled in controversy, following accusations made by Kesha, in which she alleges that the producer had been physically and emotionally abusing her over the span of ten years, with her now stuck in a contract which binds her with her alleged sexual abuser.

Understandably, people are now doing their best to boycott songs produced by the alleged rapist, which is occasionally difficult to do since he has produced all the songs. This is precisely why J.Lo has been copping so much shit, presumably because people assume that she actively sought out and worked with Dr. Luke knowing full well what a horrible person he allegedly is.

Apparently not at all, according to Meghan Trainor who actually wrote the song, and has now come to J.Lo’s defence saying that Jenny from the Block had no idea that Dr. Luke was involved at all. Trainor explained how it actually went down in an interview with Digital Spy, as well as highlighting her thoughts on J.Lo’s treatment by fans and media.

“[It was] not fair on her, not at all, I texted her the song and she had no idea – she thought I did it alone by myself at my house, which a lot of people think because I do do that. I sent it to her and said, ‘Do you like the song?’ and she said, ‘I love the song, my kid loves the song – he’s made me play it five times already so I know it’s a hit – when can I cut it?’, so I said immediately, ‘Whenever you want!'”

So there you have it, straight from the horse’s mouth! Does that mean that people should direct all of their criticisms at Meghan Trainor? As much as I would like to say yes, probably not. Trainor and Lopez are both attached to the same Sony sub-label as Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records, and after everyone very publicly witnessed what happens when you don’t listen to what your label’s bosses tell you, as we unfortunately saw with Kesha, it’s not surprising that both Jennifer Lopez and Meghan Trainor are trying to put as much of a positive spin as possible on their forced collaboration with Dr. Luke.

Maybe instead of blaming all of the women involved, people of the internet should instead direct their spite at Dr. Luke and Epic Records CEO L.A Reid, both of who are the true puppet masters of this unpalatable scenario.

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