Katy Perry Faces Feminist Outrage for Collaborating With Dr. Luke On New Single

Katy Perry is under fire from feminist circles following reports that her upcoming single “Woman’s World” was co-produced by Dr. Luke, a music producer who has faced serious allegations of sexual misconduct.

Set for release on July 11, Perry’s new song, “Woman’s World,” has already sparked controversy after the singer shared a brief preview on social media. The lyrics include the line: “It’s a woman’s world and you’re lucky to be living in it.”

Fans were quick to react negatively upon learning that Dr. Luke, who was accused by pop star Kesha in 2014 of drugging and raping her, was involved in the production of Perry’s new track. Kesha had also accused Dr. Luke of psychological abuse throughout their professional relationship, including derogatory comments about her voice and appearance. Dr. Luke denied all allegations, leading to a lengthy legal battle that was ultimately settled last year.

Earlier this month, Rolling Stone reported that Perry’s forthcoming album, which includes “Woman’s World,” was co-produced by Dr. Luke among other producers. This revelation has not sat well with many of Perry’s fans and feminist supporters, who view her collaboration with Dr. Luke as a betrayal of feminist principles.

Kesha seemingly addressed Perry’s collaboration in a cryptic post on X, further fueling the backlash against Perry. Fans have been vocal on social media, calling out Perry for what they perceive as hypocritical behavior.

The controversy highlights ongoing tensions in the music industry regarding the intersection of artistic collaboration and accountability for past actions. Perry’s decision to work with Dr. Luke has put her at odds with many supporters who feel her actions contradict the message of female empowerment she aims to promote.