Kim Petras, Dr. Luke no more: Pop star cut ties with embattled producer in new single

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 28: Kim Petras performs onstage during Equality California's Special 20th Anniversary Los Angeles Equality Awards at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Equality California)

Kim Petras is slowly taking over the music scene with her Sam Smith collaboration song “Unholy,” but she’s set to make a name for herself in her next era with her latest release “If Jesus Was a Rockstar.”

WARNING: This article contains information about sexual assault, battery, and abuse.

Although the German singer rose to prominence in the pop industry, many fans chastised her for working with Lukasz Gottwald, also known as Dr. Luke, the record producer accused by Kesha of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other allegations.

Petras joined Dr. Luke’s Prescription Songs after moving to Los Angeles, California, in 2016 to focus solely on her music career.

Many fans were relieved recently when the embattled music producer was not involved in the singer’s latest single, the first track on which Dr. Luke was not involved in five years.

In an interview with i-D Magazine, the pop star attributed her new era to Republic Records co-president Wendy Goldstein, saying she was the one who pushed her to write better songs.

Petras has not revealed why she ended her professional relationship with Dr. Luke in her latest project as of this writing.

Petras previously told NME that she was a big fan of Dr. Luke’s music and that the two of them write songs “very well together.”

Due to Kesha’s allegations, she clarified that she would not work with someone she believed to be a woman abuser.

Many were disappointed that Petras continued to work with Dr. Luke despite his issue, prompting her to apologize to fans.

Despite her openness about her collaboration with Dr. Luke, Petras stated:

“that does not negate or dismiss the experience of others or suggest that multiple perspectives cannot exist at once. I didn’t communicate this clearly in the past.”

In other Kim Petras news, the pop star did not reveal the official release date of her upcoming album. Still, it revealed that most of the songs were recorded during her sessions with Laurel Canyon.

“If Jesus Was a Rockstar” is now available to buy and stream on major music platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music.