Katy Perry goes viral for dodging question about working with Dr. Luke on her new album despite the sexual misconduct allegations Kesha made against him

Katy Perry has gone viral after she dodged a question about working with producer Dr. Luke on new music despite Kesha's sexual misconduct allegations against him.

It was recently revealed that Dr. Luke co-produced Perry's new single Woman's World — which is being marketed as a feminist anthem — along with other songs on her upcoming sixth studio album.

Dr. Luke – real name Łukasz Sebastian Gottwald – is behind many of Perry's career-defining hits, including 2008's I Kissed a Girl, 2010'sTeenage Dream and 2013's Roar.

Perry was confronted about the controversial collaboration as she exited a Paris Fashion Week event on Wednesday, as per footage obtained by TMZ.

As she made her way through the crowd, one fan asked the star point blank: 'Isn't your album about women empowerment? Why are you working with Dr. Luke?'

Katy Perry has gone viral after she dodged a question about working with producer Dr. Luke on new music despite Kesha's sexual misconduct allegations against him; seen on June 24

Katy Perry has gone viral after she dodged a question about working with producer Dr. Luke on new music despite Kesha's sexual misconduct allegations against him; seen on June 24

Last year, Dr. Luke, 50, settled a defamation lawsuit with Kesha, 37, after she claimed in a 2014 lawsuit that he had sexually and physically abused her; seen in 2011

Last year, Dr. Luke, 50, settled a defamation lawsuit with Kesha, 37, after she claimed in a 2014 lawsuit that he had sexually and physically abused her; seen in 2011

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The fan was met with silence as Perry quickly slid into her chauffeured SUV.

A member of Perry's team tried to shut the car door while the fan was speaking but a security guard got in the way.

It's unclear if the mother-of-one purposely ignored the fan's question or if they were simply drowned out by the noisy crowd that had gathered outside the PFW event.

Perry's collaboration with Dr. Luke has sparked major controversy ahead of her much-anticipated comeback.

Earlier this month, Rolling Stone reported that the multi-Grammy Award nominee is collaborating with Dr. Luke as well as Max Martin, Sarah Hudson and Stargate on her sixth record.

Perry 'knew exactly the album she wanted to make and put together the team to make it happen,' a Capitol Records source told the outlet of the collection of talent the former American Idol judge put together for her first release since 2020's Smile.

The feedback online was pointed toward both Perry and Dr. Luke, who last year settled a defamation lawsuit with Kesha, 37, after she claimed in a 2014 lawsuit that he had sexually and physically abused her.

Kesha, whose full name is Kesha Rose Sebert, tweeted 'lol' in the wake of news Perry and Dr. Luke would be collaborating.

Perry was confronted about the controversial collaboration as she exited a Paris Fashion Week event on Wednesday, as per video obtained by TMZ

Perry was confronted about the controversial collaboration as she exited a Paris Fashion Week event on Wednesday, as per video obtained by TMZ

As she made her way through the crowd, one fan asked the star point blank: 'Isn't your album about women empowerment? Why are you working with Dr. Luke?'; Perry seen Wednesday

As she made her way through the crowd, one fan asked the star point blank: 'Isn't your album about women empowerment? Why are you working with Dr. Luke?'; Perry seen Wednesday

A number of followers speculated on the meaning of Kesha's 'lol' tweet Monday, with one speculating that 'she's laughing at katy and her new song,' while another asked, 'Is this Katy shade?'

Other people were more pointed toward Perry's professional decision to collaborate with Dr. Luke.

'It'll never be a 'Woman's World' bc people like Katy Perry continue to support and uplift abusers in the industry like Dr. Luke,' one user said.

Another added, 'I'm actually in shock how so many Katy Perry fans are defending her with this Dr. Luke thing… it's ok to hold your favorite artist accountable btw.'

One user said that Perry had been calculating in the move, as she 'waited for the whole court process to end before calling him again.'

One user said they 'won't be listening,' while another said, 'Some people make music with integrity, while others just care about having a number 1.'

The fallout from the allegations and long-running legal battle with Kesha led artist Doja Cat in December 2021 to declare that she would not collaborate with him moving forward.

Earlier this month, Rolling Stone reported that Perry is collaborating with Dr. Luke (seen in 2014) as well as Max Martin, Sarah Hudson and Stargate on her sixth record

Earlier this month, Rolling Stone reported that Perry is collaborating with Dr. Luke (seen in 2014) as well as Max Martin, Sarah Hudson and Stargate on her sixth record

Katy's new single Woman's World - which Dr. Luke co-produced - is slated for a July 11 release

Katy's new single Woman's World – which Dr. Luke co-produced – is slated for a July 11 release

Kesha, whose full name is Kesha Rose Sebert, tweeted 'lol' in the wake of news Perry and Dr. Luke would be collaborating; Kesha seen in May

Kesha, whose full name is Kesha Rose Sebert, tweeted 'lol' in the wake of news Perry and Dr. Luke would be collaborating; Kesha seen in May

Perry's new single is being marketed as a feminist anthem

Perry's new single is being marketed as a feminist anthem

'I don't think I need to work with him again,' Doja Cat told Rolling Stone. I don't think I need to work with him in the future. I know that.'

The Santa Barbara, California native recently released a clip on TikTok previewing her upcoming track Woman's World, which is set to be released July 11.

Perry this past February said she was departing the series American Idol after seven seasons to put her attention toward her career as a solo artist.

Kesha and Dr. Luke announced they had settled their long-running legal battle in June of 2023.

Kesha said in a statement at the conclusion of the proceedings, 'Only God knows what happened that night;' while Dr. Luke said he was 'absolutely certain that nothing happened' and that he 'never drugged or assaulted her.'

Perry was one of a number of notable names who submit testimony or a sworn statement in the case, a group that included Lady Gaga, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne and Adam Levine, according to the AP.

Dailymail.com has reached out to reps for Perry for comment on the story.

This week, Perry has been taking Paris Fashion Week by storm as she attended a slew of runway shows in some of her raciest outfits yet

This week, Perry has been taking Paris Fashion Week by storm as she attended a slew of runway shows in some of her raciest outfits yet

On Sunday, Perry made her runway debut as she walked in the Vogue World show in a shocking see-through frock

On Sunday, Perry made her runway debut as she walked in the Vogue World show in a shocking see-through frock

This week, Perry has been taking Paris Fashion Week by storm as she attended a slew of runway shows in some of her raciest outfits yet.

She was accused of copying Kanye West's 29-year-old wife Bianca Censori as she went topless under a black fur coat for the star-studded Balenciaga show.

Censori — who wed the controversial rapper, 47, in January 2023 — has garnered a reputation for stepping out in similar revealing ensembles.

Days before that, Perry made her runway debut as she walked in the Vogue World show in a shocking see-through frock.

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